A family of bears that set up a den in the median of a Massachusetts highway caused the highway to be shut down this morning.
Massachusetts state police shut down a four-lane section of Route 2 in Templeton, Massachusetts for roughly 45 minutes while wildlife officials moved the bears.
State environmental police tranquilized the mother bear and relocated her and her cubs to a nearby state forest.
Officials said they needed to move the bears for the safety of both the bears and motorists.
Everything went beary well! Mother 🐻 was tranquilized. Mother & cubs have been relocated to a safe location by @MAEnviroPolice & MassWildlife in nearby State Forest.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) March 14, 2019