Black Bear Spotted in Provincetown is First-Ever on Cape Cod: VIDEO


Visitors to Cape Cod's gay mecca Provincetown are likely to see plenty of bears there, just not real ones! The first bear ever spotted on Cape Cod has made its way up to the tip of the Cape and was caught on camera in Ptown on Friday.

Watch interviews with Ptown residents and an actual clip of the bear, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Cape Cod Times:

The wandering ursine, who first showed his furry self in Sandwich over Memorial Day weekend, has beguiled the Cape as he trekked up 6A and landed in its outermost town late last week.

Locals have gone bonkers for the bear, with sightings reported by multiple people, their friends or friends of friends. The latest was Friday evening when the bear made his way to the Pilgrim Monument parking lot and the adjacent Alden Street, in the heart of the town.

Wildlife officials last week expressed concern that the bear had reached the relatively crowded confines of Provincetown and said they planned to capture the animal and take it off Cape.

One of the videos posted on YouTube shows a large bear trap that officials placed in the woods, but recent reports say the attempt to capture it have been called off:

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife spokeswoman Marion Larson says officials changed their strategy because the animal hasn’t gotten into trouble. She says officials “were probably over-thinking it” when coming up with the idea of capturing the bear, thought to be a male around three years old. Larson says the mere presence of a bear doesn’t constitute a public safety threat.

Watch interviews with Ptown residents and an actual clip of the bear, AFTER THE JUMP...

P.S. - That other Bear Week starts July 7.



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