You can now read 10 articles a month for free. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Letters | Tough landing for roaming bear

There should be more humane ways to relocate wild animals

Kudos to Brian McGrory for his timely and insightful take on the bear in the tree in Brookline (“A tough landing,” Metro, June 27). As reported by local media outlets, the story had all the appeal of a carnival act, with kids and adults waiting for the big finale. Yet while the onlookers appeared to have the animal’s well-being in mind, it is clear that another precaution needed to be taken by the authorities.

McGrory is right that the fall precipitated by the tranquilizer shot could have been fatal or crippling to the bear. Happily for the bear and the assembled crowd, the bear survived and was transported farther west.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week