NEWTON, Mass. - A black bear was found in a tree in Newton after the storms on Tuesday.
Newton Police tweeted out around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night that there was a wildlife advisory after the bear had climbed up a tree on Centre Street.
Caution Wildlife Advisory: There is a Black Bear up a tree in the vicinity of 1320 Centre St. Please use caution and avoid the area...An officer is standing by.— Newton Police (@newtonpolice) May 16, 2018
Police say they believe the bear was in the area all day Tuesday, and their animal control officer received a voicemail about a bear spotted near Crystal Lake.
The advisory said to use caution and avoid the area, and a Newton Police officer was on standby for the situation.
The bear eventually made its way down the tree, and police asked residents to remain careful in the area.
Sometime during the night, the bear made its way down the tree and moved on. If seen in the area, please don’t approach it!— Newton Police (@newtonpolice) May 16, 2018
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Massachusetts Environmental Police eventually found the bear Wednesday night, and the bear was immobilized.
Due to its young age, the bear was taken to a Tufts Wildlife Clinic to be evaluated.
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