Animal in pain
The bear, which locals started nicknaming Pedals because it liked to walk on two legs like a human, became a fixture in the town of Oak Ridge. It would rummage through people’s trash as they watched from the safety of their homes.
The more that the locals learned about the bear, they discovered it wasn’t walking on two feet because it wanted to but because it was injured. There was something wrong with its paw preventing it from walking properly.