“Pedals”, the Walking Bear, Harvested During New Jersey Bear Hunt


The black bear known as Pedals that walked upright and strolled the streets of New Jersey, was believed to be harvested by a hunter last week.

OutdoorHub featured an article about Pedals the bear back in June. The bear gained social media fame when he was seen cruising neighborhoods on his hind legs because of injuries to both his forelegs.

Although some non-hunters are probably sad Pedals was shot, we are happy for the hunter, and glad that Pedals is no longer suffering. Just because the bear didn’t show signs of struggling, doesn’t mean it wasn’t. The bear was missing its front right leg and clearly had a deformed or injured left front leg. Black bears are tough animals.

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