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Sampson Co. dog digs up bones of bear

Posted August 10, 2009

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— Sampson County sheriff's deputies took a close look Monday at a yard near Roseboro, after a dog found bones that appeared to be human.

Capt. Eric Pope said a family on Andrew's Chapel Road reported their dog discovered what appeared to be human foot bones.

Deputies and local police identified the bones as those of a bear.


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  • likemenow Aug 10, 2009

    Bring in Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine

  • lroyal10900 Aug 10, 2009

    I know the people this happened to. The pet dog found the foot and brought it to the house. It looked very much like a human foot, so what else could they do except call for law enforcement. A local taxidermist determined it was the skeletal remains from a bear.

  • mstan Aug 10, 2009

    You're not kidding, I had to read that twice..

  • Commentor5 Aug 10, 2009