UPDATE: Black Bear Out of Brookline Tree, Trucked Away
After last night's chase and thunderstorm, Brookline Police found the bear sleeping in a tree in South Brookline this morning.
[Update 6: According to a report posted on Boston.com, Brookline Police believe the bear captured in Chestnut Hill is not the same animal that was seen Monday in Needham and over the weekend in Dedham, based on tags that bear was wearing.
Brookline Police Chief Daniel O'Leary told the Globe that police believe there is another bear that is still active in the area. 12:15 p.m.]
[Update 5: Twitter reports that the bear has been loaded into a truck and transported from the scene. 10:10 a.m.]
[Update 4: According to Eileen Curran on Twitter, the bear is a young, 200 lb black bear, who has been tranquilized and is awaiting a truck to take him "out west." He is okay after falling out of the tree. 9:58 a.m.]
[Update 3: Brookline Police have requested twelve 30-pound bags of ice from Brookline Ice and Coal to Pine Road.
I'll let you know where I'm staying when this is all over so you can send me cards (and salmon)
[Update 2: Twitter reports indicate that Police have tranquilized the bear. 9:33 a.m.]
[Update: Police are closing down Hammond Street around the bear to cut down on traffic. 9:25 a.m.]
After following reports of a black bear through the storm last night, Brookline Police have tracked it to a tree on Pine Road.
Environmental Police are on scene with bucket trucks and a front end loader in to get the bear down from the tree, according to @TheBelloBlotter on Twitter.
The @BrooklineMAPD Twitter account posted the following this morning:
Black bear black bear what do you see? . I see .Brookline police looking at me. pic.twitter.com/BI5f9yXL
Patch will update as we have more.