Black Bears

Black bears (Photo credit: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Police: Hatchet-Wielding, Drunk Bear-Chaser Was Trying To Protect Kids

The man who drunkenly chased a bear through the woods with a dull hatchet was just trying to protect children, police say.

05/14/2015

File. (Photo Credit: Jeffrey Hastings)

Massachusetts Black Bear Population Rising 8% Per Year

If it seems like there are more black bears wandering into suburban neighborhoods in central and eastern areas of Massachusetts this year, it’s because there are.

06/18/2012

You can see the bear hiding in the woods in this photo. (photo by Kirk Bobkowski)

Police Warn Residents After Third Black Bear Sighting In Weston

A black bear was spotted again in Weston on Tuesday morning.

05/31/2011