Saturday, January 5, 2019


U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
        Buffalo City.—Cuppy, the well known favorite bear of Buffalo City (Dare County), is no more. Cuppy has of late been in the habit of slipping her collar so as to have more freedom, ramble about as she pleased and pay a visit to the store. A few days ago Cuppy slipped her collar to make a survey. She was gone three or four days, but afterwards was found in the swamp near by. The searching party coaxed her with candy but of no avail. She was too much for them and before they could capture her she had to be shot. Cuppy’s death has been a severe blow to some of her admirers.

[The Weekly Economist (Elizabeth City, NC) 10 Feb 1893]

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