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Bear’s ‘Participation’ In Cross County Meet Causes Event To Be Cancelled [Video]

Apparently the Bear wanted to join the Camas, WA high school cross country team?

The Western Washington town had it’s second cross country meet this fall cancelled because of a bear seen wandering through Lacamas Park, where the meet course was located.    According to the Camas High athletic director, the race had just begun through the wooded course when a jogger coming off the course reported just having seen the bear.

Stressing the need for safety the runners were recalled and the event cancelled pending a reschedule.   Previously, another meet had been cancelled Sept. 25th over a similar bear sighting. Washington State Fish and Wildlife officials do not know if the bear spotted Tuesday was the same animal seen in September,  but said it is not uncommon this time of year for the animals to head to lower elevations in search for food prior to hibernating.

Lacamas Park is a heavily wooded 331 acre area often used by recreationists, joggers and cross country teams.   Officials say these have been the first bear sightings in the area in  the last five years.

We think maybe he just wanted some exercise or wanted to join the team, the bear, that is.  Wonder how fast the team will run at their next meet?


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