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Bear Shot and Killed In Newton, MA

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The bear shot and killed by Environmental Police in Newton Sunday morning was about a year old and weighed 125-pounds.

The young male walking down the railroad tracks climbed a tree next to the MassPike around 6:30 a.m. Police shot and killed the animal from a Fire Department ladder truck after failing to tranquilize it.

They say killing the bear was necessary because it could have fallen onto the roadway.

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