Examination of bear’s body shows it was killed when it was struck by a vehicle, not shot as had been previously surmised. It’s still unknown who left the bear’s body on a campus bench.
Authorities say someone likely killed the animal somewhere else then brought the body to the school campus.
North Carolina Wildlife officials are investigating the shooting of a bear by an Asheville man.
A skinny, three-legged black bear had become a fixture at an upscale housing community deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, rummaging through trash cans and playfully ambling along the golf course