CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State wildlife officials are investigating after bear remains were found in a shopping bag at a discount department store in Charleston.
Store workers at Gabriel Brothers in Kanawha City found a bear's head and paws in a shopping bag in a shopping cart late Saturday night, Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers said.
State Division of Natural Resources officers were called to the store to investigate. Officers were not immediately available for comment Sunday afternoon.
Bear season does not begin until Sept. 28.