US police move bears which had set up home in the middle of a road
The mother was tranquillised and the cubs were carried out before they were all rehomed in a nearby forest.
A section of road in the US was shut down on Thursday while wildlife officials moved a family of bears which had made a den on the central reservation.
Massachusetts police shut down a stretch of Route 2 in Templeton while environmental police tranquillised the mother bear and relocated her and her cubs to a safer location in a nearby forest.
“Nothing but the bear necessities,” said police, explaining the situation in a statement on Facebook.
Authorities say the bears had to be moved as a precaution to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of motorists.
Route 2 is a four-lane road and was shut down for about 45 minutes.
State police tweeted that “everything went beary well” with the move.
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