AMESBURY (CBS) – A mother bear and her cub were the talk of the town in Amesbury Tuesday morning.
Police were called to Elm Street around 6 a.m. after several people spotted the two bears in a tree.
Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers started working on a plan to get them out of the neighborhood safely.
The larger bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart and fell out of the tree.
The smaller bear was still perched up high in the tree for several more minutes before it was also hit with a dart.
The little bear fell safely into a giant tarp.
Both were moved to a “wooded location,” according to Environmental Police. They said the bears were probably drawn to the Amesbury neighborhood by bird feeders and a chicken coop.