Family of bears found living in median along Route 2 relocated to state forest

TEMPLETON, MASS. (WHDH) – A family of bears that was found living in a den built in the median along Route 2 in Templeton was successfully relocated to a nearby state forest on Thursday morning, officials said.

Massachusetts Environmental Police officers tranquilized the mother bear and carried her cubs away to safety.

“Everything went beary well!” state police said in a tweet.

Lanes on the eastbound and westbound side of the highway were closed while crews worked to gather the bears.

Traffic has since returned to normal in the area.

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