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Bear, Cubs Wander Across Route 40 In Groton

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A bear crossing Route 40 in Groton near Flavell Road Thursday, May 17.  (Photo courtesy Amy & Nan Quintin.)

A bear crossing Route 40 in Groton near Flavell Road Thursday, May 17. (Photo courtesy Amy & Nan Quintin.)

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GROTON (CBS) – Some people got quite a thrill in Groton Thursday morning as a bear unexpectedly crossed their paths.

bear 3 Bear, Cubs Wander Across Route 40 In Groton

The bear’s cubs climb a tree. (Photo courtesy Amy & Nan Quintin.)

Amy and Nan Quintin told WBZ-TV three black bears – a mother and two large cubs – jumped out of the woods to cross Route 40 near Flavell Road around 10 a.m.

They managed to keep a safe distance and the Quintins took a few pictures of the bears, who then climbed a nearby tree.

A Department of Environmental Protection spokesman told WBZ-TV they’re not looking into the sighting, but he added that the bears usually leave the area if they’re left alone.

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