The black bear that traversed Cape Cod and made an appearance in Brookline is believed to be doing well in its new Western Massachusetts environs after being captured and released Tuesday, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.
“Our bear biologist did make an assessment in the field and [the bear] didn’t show any signs of any stress or trauma. He seemed to be doing what bears normally do when they come to full consciousness,” said Tom O’Shea, of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
After being captured in Wellfleet and relocated on June 11, the bear trekked 100 miles eastward before ending up in the backyard of a $4.9 million home in Brookline, officials said. Officials tranquilized it and carted it away.
Even through the bear was relocated farther west than the last time he was captured, O’Shea said another appearance is possible.
“I wouldn’t put it out of the question,” he said. “This bear seemed to travel in one direction, and it’s possible that he may travel in that direction again.”