Bear cub stuck in backyard tree

HAMPDEN, Mass. (WWLP) – A bear cub that climbed up a tree in a Hampden backyard crawled back down and left the area shortly after.

Amy Mahler of the Massachusetts Environmental Police told 22News that the Office of Law Enforcement advised Hampden Police to clear the area. Police then cleared the area surrounding a home on Riverside Drive and the cub came down from the tree.

Hampden Police Sgt. Mike Cooney told 22News that the cub was part of a family of bears that began feeding from a birdfeeder in the backyard of a home on Riverside Drive. A dog spotted the bears and chased most of them away, except for the one cub that got stuck in the tree temporarily.

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