Man captures famous Cape Cod bear on camera
ORLEANS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man in Orleans captured the Cape Cod bear walking through his yard.
The Cape Cod bear has been seen in numerous towns as he’s continued his trek east.
Terry Thalman mounted a motion-activated infrared camera on a tree in his backyard Saturday night after he heard the bear made it to his town.
“That was the only reason I put that out because we knew that the entire time it had been coming east, so this is about as far as you can get east,” said Thalman.
The bear set off sensors in the camera around 3:30 a.m. The bear also tore down part of Thalman’s nectarine tree.
About a week ago the newly-named Cape Cod bear crossed the canal and over the next few days was spotted in several towns.
Most people have heard of this now-famous black bear.
“They said it was not very big, so since we’re from Pennsylvania black bears are very common there we’re not that concerned,” said a camper.
Campers in Brewster told 7News they weren’t scared to share the outdoors with the Cape’s newest resident.
“It’s exciting, you know, it’s that thrill,” said Eddie Raymond, who hopes to see the bear.
It is rare to have a black bear on Cape Cod. Game and Fish officials said this hasn’t happened in some 200 years.
The bear has not posed a threat to humans. The Cape Cod bear wont’ be removed from the Cape unless he does.