Bear Spotted In Downtown Pittsfield
Some people that were in Downtown Pittsfield recently had a little [or maybe a not so little] surprise when someone spotted a bear roaming around.
The bear was estimated to weigh around 140 pounds.
After about three hours, authorities used a dart on the bear to immobilize it. The bear was then put into a truck, and safely taken to a rural area away from the downtown area. Authorities carefully kept an eye on the bear to make sure that the bear was alright and had a fully recovery from the effects of the dart.
According to the story from News 10 ABC, it was noted that if you see a bear in a populated area, just stay away from it and call your local department of environmental conservation. In Massachusetts, call The Massachusetts Environmental Police at 1-800-632-8075.