October 21, 2017
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Orono man finds four bears living in a rotten tree

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff

Paul Melanson’s friend went out to shoot a few arrows into a target on Saturday, but when the archery buff went looking for an errant arrow, he got a big surprise: Right behind the target was a hollow tree that was serving as the winter den for a mother bear and her three hefty yearling cubs. Biologists checked out the bears, fitted them with ear tags, and put them back into their den.


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