ARLINGTON, Mass. — A black bear is now safe after wandering around a Massachusetts town and climbing a tall tree in someone’s backyard.
Police in Arlington, Mass., first responded to reports of people seeing the bear just before 7 a.m. CT Friday.
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) May 17, 2019
The bear then climbed about 30 feet up a tree and stayed there for some time. Environmental police successfully administered a tranquilizer, and the bear climbed down on his own.
— Katie Thompson (@KThompson_WCVB) May 17, 2019
The bear was taken into an environmental police truck and will be returned to the wild. The bear was not injured.
Update: The bear is in the Mass Enviornmental Police truck. He is safe, unharmed and on the way to western Mass #ArlingtonMA Thank you to all agencies involved for the best possible outcome. pic.twitter.com/GHTt6lQPzk
— Arlington, MA Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) May 17, 2019