LAWRENCE (CBS) — A black bear on the loose in a Lawrence neighborhood was safely tranquilized on Monday afternoon.
Officials were notified about the 110-120 pound bear, on Hobston Street just before noon.
They captured the animal hiding between two boats in a wooded lot about two hours later.
The bear was relocated in the back of a pickup truck as people watched. Ice was used to control the bear’s body temperature, according to officials.
Environmental police and MassWildlife staff said the animal was brought to a wooded area away from residents.
They believe the bear is only one or two-years-old.
No injuries were reported.