Say What?!: Black Bears Skip Out on Hibernation to Run Through Massachusetts Town

bearsAGAWAM, Mass. – Black bears shunning hibernation for a frolic around a Massachusetts city have become the talk of the town and the toast of social media.

The black bear population in the state generally goes quiet for a long winter’s nap from about mid-November or December until a time between February and mid-April, but a group of the bears — including at least one mother and cubs — have been sighted repeatedly in recent days strolling around Agawam.

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