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Roving black bear is caught again

Wanderer from Cape spotted in Brookline after 100-mile trek

BROOKLINE — The maverick bear, having tasted the good life on Cape Cod, appears to be indefatigable in sniffing out new territory, particularly cushy, all-too-public perches.

On Tuesday morning, two weeks after its epic journey through cranberry bogs and manicured backyards ended with a tranquilizer dart in Wellfleet and a trip to the wilds of Central Massachusetts, the 180-pound, 5-foot-tall black bear was clinging to the branch of a white pine in the backyard of a multimillion-dollar home here. It was closer to Boston than any bear has been spotted in recent times and soon sustained another dart.

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