Mass. wildlife officials capture Cape Cod Bear

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Posted: Jun 12, 2012 1:25 AM
Mass. wildlife officials capture Cape Cod Bear

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 (http://bit.ly/KyYVo1) 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.

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Information from: WCVB-TV, http://www.thebostonchannel.com