A Special Tourist

This Memorial Day weekend, a black bear swam across the Cape Cod Canal.  The bear was approximately two and a half years old and weighed 180 pounds.  Over a two-week period, he made his way to Provincetown at the outer tip of the Cape. Residents followed the bear’s daily progress; it was the main topic of conversation. When some folks were determined to see him first hand,  officials made the decision to resettle the bear in central Massachusetts, for his own safety as well as his excited groupies. No sooner was he resettled than he started east again, turning up in Brookline. Guess where he was going? Everyone loves to visit Cape Cod. This time the officials moved the little guy to western Massachusetts. We all hope he’ll make his way back to visit us again.

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About Gerri

I'm in my second career. Besides raising my beautiful family, worked as RN. Now I'm a novelist. Have completed five novels and working on my sixth. Way more fun than nursing! Happy hubby and neurotic cat hang out with me.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Can’t wait to follow this story you have me anxiously waiting… Hope when we get to visit the Cape we will see this big Black Bear.

  2. Always wanted to visit Cape Cod….can’t wait to read more!

  3. Some always return to a place that they love. Marian

  4. I like your blog – cheerful and light! Perhaps you will write about your writing? I’d be interested to read those posts, the good and the not so good.

  5. He must have some interesting tales! Like many of us who love Cape Cod, I bet he will keep finding his way back.

  6. Now that the bear has been replaced by the great white shark, it feels even more like we’re living in a national park aka the Cape!
    Like Barbara, I’d love to hear about your writing process, too.

  7. The bear sounds more like a “groupie” than his followers….. I’d say better to keep a watch out for his arrival date.

  8. Just came back from 5 days in Glacier National Park. Actually saw 5 bears. not sure if they were Grizzlies or brown bears. Grizzles have a hump below the base of their heads. When tourists are lucky enough to see a bear from the side of the road or on a trail, everyone stops and takes photos. These are called bear jams.

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