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Wildlife Officials: Bear Captured in Brookline is Cape Cod Bear

Environmental officials captured a black bear in Brookline this afternoon and have confirmed that it is the bear that spent time on the Cape earlier this month.

The following is a story from Patch sites around the area. Because the bear story has been attracting so much interest, we are going outside of Burlington and bringing updates on this subject:

Massachusetts wildlife officials confirmed this afternoon that the  earlier today is the famous who traveled from the South Shore to Cape Cod a few weeks ago.

According to a press release issued by the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, officials cannot confirm that all , only that the bear captured in Brookline today is the same as the bear  on June 12. 

Officials confirmed in the press release that the bear has been transported to a remote location in Western Massachusetts.

While on the Cape, the bear hung out in backyards, feasting on birdseed and other goodies, in South Plymouth for at least a week before swimming across the Cape Cod Canal. Wildlife officials caught that bear after it roamed the Cape for weeks, moving it west and releasing it.

Yesterday,, near the Newton line, but vanished before officials could capture it.

Then, late last night, , sending out both Brookline and Environmental Police to the area near the Baker School in Brookline. This morning, Brookline Police found the bear sleeping in a tree off Pine Road.

Environmental Police where they used tranquilizer darts to subdue the animal. The bear eventually fell from the tree (unharmed) and was packaged in ice to be transported to the western part of the state. 

Officials said male bears are going out on their own for the first time around this time of the year, thus the increased sightings. According to the press release, young male black bears often travel "great distances" after leaving their mothers to find their own territory.

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