Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Don't Feed The Bears

The bear brigade

Environmental, State, APD and of course our Animal Welfare Officer Carol Hepburn descended on Cherry Lane this morning for a 350+ pound black bear who had taken up residence under a back porch.

In addition to the comfortable crib the bear had made for himself Ms. Hepburn noted the large number of bird feeders still available in the neighborhood.  

Conditions were not good enough to safely use a tranquilizer dart so Yogi was simply chased off and is currently still at large. 

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Peter Vickery said...

He bear-ly escaped

Anonymous said...

Which neighborhood?

Larry Kelley said...

The ones off East Pleasant Street.

Anonymous said...

I guess that means there's too much development in N. Amherst - clearly those neighborhoods need to revert to open space.

And bears don't send their cubs to the schools, so the savings to the Town budget will be huge - it happened in the towns that now lie 'neath the Quabbin, and it can happen here in Amherst.

Three cheers to Lake Hitchcock!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand there are many bears in Provincetown, especially in the summer. Maybe they are migrating?

Anonymous said...

Don't feed the hairy men.