Dead bear discovered in Issaquah driveway

September 10, 2010

By Staff

UPDATED — 11:40 a.m. Sept. 11, 2010

Issaquah police responded to a report of a dead bear along Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast early Friday morning. The bear had been struck by a vehicle.

Police received a report at 6:35 a.m. Friday about a possible dead bear in a driveway along the west side of 10000 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast. The department contacted the state Department of Fish and Wildlife about the carcass.

The county Road Services Division and the police department did not receive any calls about the carcass as a traffic hazard.

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3 Responses to “Dead bear discovered in Issaquah driveway”

  1. janet on September 10th, 2010 10:29 am

    There has been too many road kills this year. Its seems too many people are driving over the speed limit or this wouldn’t be so bad. And why is it they “Hit and Run”?
    Please drive defensibly!

  2. Jeff H on September 11th, 2010 11:21 am

    Response to Janet,
    Animals are around because of easy food. Apple trees, garbage, etc.
    That bear was probably shot. If a car hit it you would have seen the car, a tow truck, and a bear in that driveway.
    As far as speeding, have you been driving on Issaquah-Hobart road in the last two years?
    I rarely even have a chance to reach the speed limit on that road. People drive slower on it because of all the driveway’s.

  3. jean on September 19th, 2010 12:30 pm

    I saw that bear driving to work that morning. Looking at the way it was laying there, there’s no way that it was a hit & run. It was definitely shot which I thought was illegal. The bear was face down flat on his belly as though it was shot standing up and fell face down. If it was hit, there would have been damage to the car and would not have been laying there the way it was. It would be on the street and why would anyone drag the bear to the driveway. Really, really sad that people are so cruel. We are in their territory, not the other way around. We tear down the forest and build houses… many of these wild animals are just looking for food.

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