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An abundance of bears: Several sightings reported west of Boston

Posted by Metro Desk  June 1, 2011 12:08 PM

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Kirk Bobkowski


Kirk Bobkowski took this picture of the bashful bruin on Tuesday.

That pesky black bear in Weston is on the move again.

Weston police say the bear was spotted near the intersection of Pine Street and Route 30 between 6 p.m and 7 p.m. last night.

"Somebody spotted the bear at the base of a tree in the backyard of a home," said Weston Police Sergeant. Keith Kasprzak.

A second black bear was also spotted this morning in the town of Westminster. The bear was spotted on Route 2 East near Marker 88 in Westminster. Environmental police are on their way to the scene, said Reginald Zimmerman, a spokesman for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

The Weston bear has been spotted at least four times this week.

Weston authorities called in the state environmental police last night, but they could not locate the elusive creature.

Kasprzak said police believe all of the sightings involve the same bear, believed to be a little larger than a cub.

"Anytime he has seen people, he has tried to take off,'' said the officer.

Kasprzak said several officers have taken pictures of the animal.

He said environmental police are expected to return to the town today to search for the animal.

The Globe reports today that the bear had been spotted at least four times by Tuesday, foraging, walking around Weston, and generally making a quick exit when spotted by humans.

Originally published on the blog MetroDesk.

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