TEMPLETON (CBS) – A mama bear and her cubs found living on the Route 2 median Thursday morning have been relocated.

The bear den on the Route 2 median (Photo credit: Mass. Environmental Police)

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.

Related: Black Bears Now Active In Mass.

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.


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