Photo by Alexi Reibman

Brian McGrory had an excellent column in the Globe today questioning the decision by Brookline police to shoot tranquilizers at a bear 50 feet in the air and then letting it plummet to the ground without any attempt to soften the fall.

Turns out there were actually two bears in the area this week. And experts say we could see more.

Plus we all know about the influx of coyotes in recent years. Or what about the tick-carrying creature in this photo which was spotted near Newton South High School this weekend?

Which brings us to the question of how we react in general to wildlife What’s acceptable or not when our fellow creatures start hanging out in our back yards, playing fields and recreation areas?


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