Ok, this has been a big weekend for Cape Cod. Sunday night, sitting around the campfire, a Facebook friend who lives down the road a piece in Barnstable, posts there's a bear roaming Cape Cod. What? How would a bear get on Cape Cod? We're an island, for God's sake.
As the evening went on, police helicopters roared overhead on their way to Barnstable to check out this bear phenomenon. My friend went out of her way to silence the nay-sayers and posted the police reports. I went to bed wondering how in the world a bear got across that bridge. There are only 3 ways to get here - cross one of two bridges or swim the canal.
The next day my good friend at yoga and her boys go driving around their Barnstable neighborhood looking for the bear. They strike out after driving around for quite awhile. On the way home they see the bear on the side of the road. This is no hoax. He's here. Here looking for food in everyone's backyard. My friend's 13 year old son, Liam Crivillaro, videos the bear climbing a tree on the side of the road. The video went Cape Cod viral. Boston and Fox news were immediately in their driveway wanting to use the video on the news, and the Cape Cod times featured Liam in two articles in today's paper. The news stations have been featuring Liam and his video on TV for two days.
The Cape Cod Bear is causing quite a frenzy. The environmental people say he swam across the canal. The best place to find out about the Cape Cod Bear? Twitter! The noon news at WBZ channel 4 Boston announced the Cape Cod Bear has his own twitter account.
Check him and his travels out on twitter:
So much fun having a bear on Cape Cod!
And so, as another day goes by, the Cape Cod Bear rules, and...for the second time today...I have written.
She saw "The Bear".