Greenfield Police Rescue Bear Cub Stuck In Tree

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — First responders in Greenfield had to make an unusual rescue this past Friday.

Greenfield Police responded to a crash Friday evening at around 8:43 p.m. after a driver ran into a family of bears along Route 2. When police arrived at the scene, the mother bear and two bear cubs had died after being struck by the car.

While at the scene, the two responding officers heard a squealing sound coming from somewhere nearby. After investigating, the two officers found a third bear cub that had climbed up a nearby tree.

The cub was very scared and climbed up the tree to stay safe after the deadly crash. The two officers then managed to bring the cub down from the tree safely, place it in their cruiser, and transport it back to the police station.

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Once at the station, the cub was kept in a kennel provided by a local ambulance company. The cub stayed at the station overnight and was then picked up by Environmental Police and taken to Tufts wildlife clinic.

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