Massachusetts wildlife officials have confirmed that the bear caught in Brookline today is the famous Cape Cod Bear who traveled from the South Shore to Cape Cod a few weeks ago, according to Brookline Patch and The Boston Globe.
The bear hung out in backyards, feasting on birdseed and other goodies, in South Plymouth for at least a week before swimming across the Cape Cod Canal. Wildlife officials caught that bear after it roamed the Cape for weeks, moving it west and releasing it.
Based on the photos released by officials, it does not look like there is a definite match. In the photo, the Cape Cod Bear seems to have a longer snout than the Brookline Bear.
According to WBZ, “The 200-pound bear climbed about 50 feet up a large pine tree in Sherry Leventhal’s yard on Pine Road in Chestnut