TEMPLETON (CBS) – A mama bear and her cubs found living on the Route 2 median Thursday morning have been relocated.
Massachusetts State Police said there was a call about the three bears roaming around the highway at about 9 a.m. Authorities shut down Route 2 in both directions in Templeton so the mother could be tranquilized.
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Environmental police relocated the bears to a nearby state forest in Athol.
“Everything went beary well!” police said.
The mother bear weights 206 pounds and is part of a research project tracking the movement of about 30 bears.