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Bear Harvested by Upshur County Girl Now on Display at Attorney General's Office

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Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office
Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office
Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office Courtesy: W.Va. Attorney General's Office

A new bear has joined the ranks of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office in Charleston, according to a news release from the office of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The West Virginia Bear Association and Miranda Ware of Upshur County, who harvested the 200-pound bear on Dec. 14, 2012, are loaning the bear to the office for the year, according to the news release.

The bear is currently on display in the east wing rotunda in front of the Attorney General's Office and joins a black bear that is already on display in front of the Attorney General's reception room, officials said.

"It is wonderful to have another bear representing our office and standing proud in the halls of our beautiful Capitol," Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. "It is fitting that the state's animal is a black bear because they are strong, resourceful and noble. And we are honored that Miranda Ware, her family and the West Virginia Bear Hunters Association would be willing to loan this bear to us so that the entire state can marvel in her beauty."

The bear was one of 52 harvest in the state on Dec. 14, 2012, and the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources estimates that the bear was 4-years-old at the time of the harvest, although its exact age is not known, according to the news release.