Cape Cod’s Elusive Black Bear Captured


0  Updated at 9:49 am, June 12th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WELLFLEET, Mass.) — Summer season on Cape Cod just started during Memorial Day weekend but the party is already over for the Cape’s most famous, four-legged visitor. The 200-pound black bear who became the most well-known resident summering on Cape Cod has been captured and transported away, the Cape Cod Times reports.

Wellfleet, Mass., police confirmed to the paper that the bear was captured Monday night after a sighting earlier that day that reenergized their search. Officials also reportedly heightened their search after becoming concerned that tourists and locals were driving around in search of the bear on their own.

The bear first appeared over Memorial Day weekend and was spotted more than a dozen times. It is believed to have reached the Cape by swimming approximately 500 feet across the Cape Cod Canal.

Officials did not release details of the bear’s capture or where it will be relocated.

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