Some bears can’t take a hint
There have been numerous spottings across the state of black bears, although it’s impossible to tell if it’s the same bear on the move or multiple ones. In June 2012, there were reports of a black bear ambling down by the Charles River in Needham. In the same month, a bear was spotted in a few yards around Norwood but was never caught.
One particularly adventurous bear spent weeks roaming Cape Cod, romping through cranberry bogs and backyards and spawning bear-themed T-shirts before being tranquilized in Wellfleet.
That 5-foot-tall black bear that had rambled around Cape Cod before being tranquilized and transported to Central Massachusetts made a return journey east two weeks later, ascending a tall backyard tree in Brookline before being brought down by another tranquilizer dart.
Officials took the bear farther west this time. It has not been back. Yet.
Pictured: A black bear resting on a tree in Brookline.