Tuesday, June 12, 2012
State Wildlife officials reported today they released the Cape Cod bear into the wild in Central Massachusetts.
Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and the Massachusetts Environmental Police reported today about the capture and relocation of a black bear that was first spotted on Cape Cod in Sandwich on May 24. Because the bear on Cape Cod was in a downtown Provincetown location over the weekend, and people were actively seeking the animal in narrow geographic area (severely limiting the bear’s options for movement), wildlife officials were concerned for the safety of both the bear and people. After receiving a tip from residents reporting a bear sighting in the area, the Environmental Police from the interagency Large Animal Response Team began a search for the black bear…
After nearly two weeks of traversing the Cape, the black bear who stole Cape residents' hearts will be back in its natural habitat.
The Cape Cod Bear's run was cut short on Monday night in Wellfleet after Massachusetts Environmental Police captured him, according to the Cape Cod Times. Environmental police shot the bear with a sedative near a resident's home, the report said. Three days ago Mass State Police assisted the Massachusetts Environmental Police and Provincetown Police Department after a bear sighting. The bear made it to Provincetown from Sandwich in a little more than a week's time. Nearly two weeks ago the bear was spotted in Barnstable and confirmed to be present by the Barnstable Police Department and quickly moved into Yarmouth. Biologists from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) believe this is the same bear which appeared in southeastern …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tips on how to react if you see the bear.
While the bear has moved out of Barnstable, it doesn't mean you may not see it in your travels through the Cape. Here are tips from Massachussetts Wildlife on what to do if you encounter the animal: Tips to avoid its attention:
The Barnstable Bear has moved on to Yarmouthport according to sighting reports. It is traveling toward Dennis.
Today around 6:40 am the Yarmouth Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in South Yarmouth received several phone calls from citizens in Yarmouthport reporting the sighting of a large bear. Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers responded to the areas of the sightings which started in the Center Street area of Yarmouthport and continued eastward to the Route 6A area near the Bass River Rod and Gun Club and then the golf course area at Kings Way with the final report being in the marsh area of Bray Farm heading into the Town of Dennis. On Monday Barnstable Police confirmed there was bear in Barnstable. Last night around 8pm the bear was reported near the overpass on Route 6A before Barnstable Village and on Sunset Lane in …