Another black bear has been spotted here on the SouthCoast, once again in the area of the Marion-Wareham town line.

If you recall, the infamous "Boo Boo" the bear who became popular this past summer, was hit and killed by a medical van while trying to cross 195 East. There was little damage to the front of the van and the bear escaped into the woods only to be found a week or so later, when it was confirmed that it was indeed Boo Boo.

Boo Boo had traveled quite aways before he passed away, beginning his journey up in Scituate and seen in places like Norton, Middleboro, and Wareham before his death.

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With Halloween just a couple of days away, could this be the ghost of Boo Boo, walking around patiently looking for sweets to enjoy? Is Boo Boo coming back to say "boo!" to the SouthCoast? Listen, I love a good ghost story, but if my science is correct, then the probability of it being just a different black bear is at 100 percent. Rest in peace, Boo Boo.

This bear in particular was seen around noontime today on the Wareham-Marion line. The Marion Police Department released the following message immediately:

As a friendly reminder, bears do not hibernate until the end of November or early December, so it's not exactly rare to see them out and about this time of year. There's no need to feed these bears, regardless if they're stocking up for the winter or not. Be sure to keep your distance and contact the Marion Police Department if you happen to see this bear wandering around your neck of the woods.

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