Sunday, June 7, 2020

How the Drama Ended

Yesterday, a young black bear spent most of the day in the big weeping willow tree behind 32 Warren Street. I was curious to know how the drama of the bear in the tree ended, so this morning I asked the man whose tree had hosted the bear what happened.

Photo: Phil Forman
Last night, when it was fully dark and all the folks who had gathered to stare at the bear had departed, leaving only a police officer to monitor the bear's movements, the bear climbed down out of the tree, exited the fenced yard through a gate on First Street, and then ambled away along Prison Alley, headed east. Where he went next is not known.

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