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Car vandalism culprit? Evidence points to unidentified bear

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SONTAG, Miss. -

Stealing a picnic basket is one thing. Mauling a car is quite another.
  
A Mississippi wildlife department biologist says a bear attacked a woman's car Friday in the Sontag community about 60 miles south of Jackson.
  
Jamie Holt tells the Jackson Clarion-Ledger there were tooth and claw marks consistent with a bear on the front wheel wells and hood. There was headlight damage, and the front license tag holder was ripped off. There was also a muddy bear track nearby.
  
No one was inside the car, and it's not clear what prompted the attack. There was no food inside.
  
A nearby trash can was untouched, as were apples in the yard.
  
Mississippi's black bear population is growing, and bears are increasingly seen in areas where they've not been seen before.
  
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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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