6/7 (Provincetown) State wildlife officials want to capture and relocate the Cape Cod black bear
June 7, 2012 (PROVINCETOWN) State wildlife officials want to capture and relocate the Cape Cod black bear.
It's been heading east and then north, visiting places including a chicken coop, a cranberry bog and a golf course before reaching Provincetown yesterday.
It's believed the bear, likely a male around three years old, swam across the Cape Cod canal on Memorial Day weekend.
Wildlife officials say since the bear has reached the tip of the Cape, they may move him.
Division of wildlife and fisheries spokeswoman Marion Larson says research going back to the 1700s indicates it's the first time a bear has been on the Cape.
Relocation would involve immobilizing the animal with a drugged dart, then taking it to an area where other bears live.