Customs officers in Břeclav, south Moravia have seized the skins and meat of two brown bears being carried in the vehicle of two Czechs entering the country from Slovakia. The brown bear is a strictly protected animal. The two said they had bought the skins, complete with heads, in a pub. The meat had been salted and another treated and evidently older bear skin lay across the back seat of their SUV. Customs say they will propose charges once an investigation has been completed.