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Officials think bear swam to Cape Cod

A black bear that was spotted roaming Cape Cod backyards last weekend is believed to have swum across the Cape Cod Canal, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. It is also thought to be the same bear that frequented much of Southeastern Massachusetts last summer, officials said.

“The most likely scenario is that it swam across the canal,” said Jason Zimmer, the southeast district manager for the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. “There is a pretty strong current there, but if it were close to a flat tide, it would be absolutely no problem.”

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