Cape Cod Bear Captured By Massachusetts Wildlife Officials

06/12/2012 01:26 am ET | Updated Aug 12, 2012

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a black bear that's been wandering around Cape Cod.

Police say they found the bear roaming around a resident's property in Wellfleet at about 5 p.m. Monday.

WCVB-TV ( reports wildlife officials used a tranquilizer dart to subdue the bear, thought to be a male around three years old.

Authorities believe the bear swam across the Cape Cod Canal from the mainland Memorial Day weekend. It's since been spotted at more than a dozen locations along a 60-mile stretch of the Cape from Sandwich east to Provincetown.

Officials believe this is the first time a bear has been on the Cape.


Information from: WCVB-TV,

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