• black bear October 17, 2022 4:57 pm

    ‘Help! Help! Help!': Neighbor Helps Free 10-Year-Old Child From Bear's Grip in Connecticut

    Frightening screams were heard from Jonathan Digimas’ neighbors’ home on Sunday. “Saying, ‘help, help, help,’ and I heard the 10-year-old boy saying ‘bear, bear, bear’ so I knew right then the bear must have gotten hold of him,” Jonathan Digimas said. Digimas said the black bear was on his property just moments before he attacked the 10-year-old visiting his grandparents…

  • Massachusetts September 30, 2022 6:43 pm

    Middleton Resident Shoots, Kills Black Bear

    Under state law, landowners and tenants are allowed to kill a bear that is caught in the act of damaging their property, environmental police said.

  • Middleton September 30, 2022 7:06 pm

    Middleton Resident Shoots, Kills Bear That Killed Their Goats, Chickens

    Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating after a homeowner in Middleton, Massachusetts, shot and killed a black bear they said had attacked and killed two of their goats and eight of their chickens. Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, environmental police said they were notified by Middleton police that a black bear had attacked and killed two goats at a residence in…

  • Massachusetts September 14, 2022 11:55 pm

    Bear Spotted Wandering Around Peabody Neighborhood

    Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are tracking a black bear that was spotted Wednesday in Peabody, Massachusetts. The bear was seen on a bike path and in residential neighborhoods. “Super quiet. If I had not looked up, I never would’ve seen him,” said Erin MacGilvray, who recorded footage of the animal in her mother’s backyard on Styles Drive. “Clearly, the...

  • bears August 22, 2022 5:56 pm

    Black Bear Relocated After Multiple Sightings in North Reading Area

    A black bear believed to have been spotted multiple times in the North Reading, Massachusetts area has been captured and relocated to a new area, North Reading police said Monday. Police said they’ve received several calls reporting black bear sightings this month, including one on Foley Drive when the animal attacked chickens. There were other reports of the wandering...

  • Wilmington July 18, 2022 11:17 pm

    Black Bear Roaming Around Wilmington, Mass.

    Residents are being asked to bring in their bird feeders and trash barrels to limit possible sources of food so that the bear will move on, Wilmington police said.

  • Wilmington July 18, 2022 11:30 pm

    Black Bear on the Move Around Town in Wilmington, Mass.: ‘Just Chillaxing'

    A black bear’s been on the move in Wilmington, Massachusetts, the last few days. “Unexpected,” said Eric Pelletier, who snapped a photo as he left his apartment complex on West Street this weekend. “Took a left down the driveway,” he said. “I was a little startled, I saw the bear crossing the path.” At summer camp Monday, 12-year-old Jackson...

  • bear July 18, 2022 11:29 pm

    Black Bear ‘Looking for Snacks' Breaks Into NH Home

    A large black bear broke into a home in Hancock, New Hampshire, early Monday morning in search of snacks. No one was hurt, but police are urging residents to be “cautious and alert” amid a growing number of bear sightings across the region. Authorities arrived at the Old Dublin Road home around 1 a.m. to find the bear looking for…

  • Tewksbury July 10, 2022 8:09 pm

    Bear Sightings Reported in Tewksbury and Lowell

    Several residents in a Tewksbury, Massachusetts, neighborhood spotted a black bear on Saturday, prompting a warning from local animal control. The warning from Billerica and Tewksbury Animal Control asked residents in the area of Deering Drive to temporarily remove bird feeders, secure their trash, and secure chicken coops until the black bear moves somewhere else. Police in neighboring Lowell said…

  • Tewksbury July 9, 2022 11:11 pm

    Black Bear Spotted in Tewksbury Neigbhorhood

    Residents in a Tewksbury, Massachusetts, neighborhood are being asked to temporarily remove bird feeders, secure their trash, and secure chicken coops until a black bear moves somewhere else.

  • Brockton June 18, 2022 12:01 am

    Brockton Family Shocked After Bear Caught on Camera in Their Backyard

    Officials in Brockton, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be aware of black bears in the area after one was seen wandering in a backyard early Friday morning. The bear was captured on video around 4:30 a.m. near North Pearl Street and Healey Terrace, and was not seen interacting with any person or animal, according to the Brockton Animal Control Department….

  • WALPOLE June 16, 2022 11:40 am

    Walpole Issues Warning After Black Bear Caught on Camera

    Town officials are issuing a warning after a black bear was caught on a home surveillance camera Wednesday night in Walpole, Massachusetts. The footage, posted on the Walpole Police Department’s Facebook page, shows the bear walking across Leonard Road, which is not far from Johnson Middle School. Black bears aren’t unique to the area, police said, but the population...

  • black bear April 30, 2022 11:15 pm

    Bear Gets Into Conn. Man's Car, Causes Extensive Damage

    Yes, you’re reading this right! A black bear made its way into a Cornwall resident’s truck and caused extensive damage. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said they responded to a request for help after a bear was seen in a resident’s vehicle. EnCon Police said the bear caused extensive damage to the car’s interior. A conservation...

  • Lake Tahoe February 26, 2022 3:09 am

    It's a Bear Battalion: California's ‘Hank the Tank' Home Invader Actually 3 Bears

    DNA evidence shed new light on just who may be responsible for more than 150 incident reports in the region straddling Northern California and Nevada.

  • Lake Tahoe February 21, 2022 3:45 pm

    Huge Calif. Bear With a Lengthy Record Still Eluding Capture After 7 Months

    A 500-pound black bear known as “Hank the Tank” has damaged more than 30 properties around Lake Tahoe.

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