The Transylvania Times -

By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Deputy Shoots Aggressive Bear In Lake Toxaway - Brevard NC


A Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a mother black bear after it became aggressive toward two Lake Toxaway residents last month, leaving three small cubs as orphans.

Sheriff David Mahoney said a deputy was dispatched to a private residence in Lake Toxaway just before 9 p.m. on May 23 to reports of an aggressive bear.

A Lake Toxaway security guard was originally dispatched and upon arrival attempted to scare the bear away — to no avail. The security guard then contacted the sheriff’s office.

“It was trying to make entry into an occupied entrance,” Mahon...

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