The Suburban Odyssey of the #BrooklineBear

Black bear sightings from Medfield to Newton.

A black bear that was spotted as far away as Medfield and Walpole on Saturday, then in Westwood and Dedham over the weekend may be the same bear that state Environmental Police were tracking through Newton and Brookline on Monday and Tuesday.

So far this year, Wayland hasn't had a "black bear incident," but did have issues last year when to keep students indoors for a time.

While it's unclear if it the current bear sightings are all of the same bear, Patch has been tracking the state Environmental Police and local police who have been tracking a bear as it appears to have headed west from Medfield into Newton and, finally, into Brookline.

In addition to the bear, state Environmental Police with Wellesley Police were also tracking a moose that was spotted in the Parker Road neighborhoods of Wellesley Monday afternoon. The moose ended up in a swampy area off Lexington Road.

Phew — that's a lot of large animal sightings in the area. Did you see the bear or moose over the weekend or early this week? What kind of animals have you spotted in the area this summer? Moose, coyotes, bears — oh my? Tell us of your brush with wildlife.

Elizabeth Natenshon June 26, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I only hope that this bear, and the others are being treated humanly when tracked and/or caught!
Brooklyn Lowery June 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Agreed, Elizabeth. And the latest report on Brookline Patch (http://patch.com/A-v6hs) says veterinarians checked him out and he is fine. More details in that link I posted.


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