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Eureka Fire and Rescue medic Howie Ament was in McKean County, Pennsylvania driving down a road through the Allegheny National Forest when he spotted a bear dragging an animal off the side of the road.
“The things you see in the Allegheny National Forest between Sheffield and Kane!!!” Howie Ament said on Facebook.
The footage shows Howie riding in the passenger’s seat of the firetruck as they rolled up on an adult black bear appearing to snack on roadkill.
As the truck moved forward, the hungry bear decided to bite down onto the dear and slowly back up towards the edge of the road with it in its mouth.
The firemen continued to drive closer until they got too close and the bear picked up the deer and took off running with it into the nearby woods.
According to the National Park Service, “Bears are most active during early morning and late evening hours in spring and summer. Mating usually takes place in July. Both female and male bears may have more than one mate during the summer.”
So far, there have been eight reported bear attacks in 2021 with two of them resulting in fatalities in the United States of America. Two of them have happened in Colorado, two happened in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which consists of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, one in California and the other three were in Alaska.