This bear is my favorite bear of all time. Sorry, Kelly Leak, you’ve been replaced.
When I was on Cape Cod a couple weeks ago, the front page of the Cape Cod Times was dominated every day by the adventures of this black bear as it made its way to the Outer Cape. (Sample headlines: “Bear tracking is new Cape pastime”; “A furry fortnight of bear adventures.”) The bear was eventually captured and brought to western Massachusetts.
Now, the bear has made his way back east to Boston, where he was tranquilized while perched in a tree (he’s fine).
Wildlife officials brought him to the western part of the state again, but their efforts are Sisyphean. That bear wants to live on Cape Cod, and he’s going to keep coming back until he lives in a dune shack in Provincetown.
I love this bear.