(Photo by Flickr user Jitze Couperus under a Creative Commons License)
A bear was spotted in Trolley Square, and you’d’ve thought it was a resurrected Tyrannosaurus Rex.
To be fair, though, this is not a scene you often see in Wilmington:
— Stephanie Woods (@StephWoodsNews) December 5, 2019
Possum, buzzards, deer, raccoons and even the occasional fox, sure, but not this:
— Mike Ritchie (@mike_seekwell) December 5, 2019
It caused enough of a stir that NBC Philadelphia set up a Delabear livestream, which … is a little much, but hey, who doesn’t need a distraction?
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 5, 2019
— Grigori LopezGarcia (@GrigoriLopezGa1) December 5, 2019
You might remember #Delabear 2016, when a black bear was spotted near the University of Delaware. That was when @thedelabear first took to Twitter for a day of parody livetweeting.
IM BACK BITCHES!!!!!
— Delabear (@thedelabear) December 5, 2019
For hours, the real Delabear roamed, as residents were told to stay out of Rockford, Brandywine and Alapocas parks, and accordingly Delaware, well, Delaware’d:
— NotAtAllNick (@NotAtAllNick1) December 5, 2019
— Kate Garchinsky is illustrating a sloth book (@katesnowbird) December 5, 2019
#delabear bar crawl- it will start in the middle of DuPont street at 8:00am, crash this guy’s back porch, and end in the woods by the park at 2:00pm. Bear costumes are encouraged. https://t.co/czQgjk4Hlu
— Sean (@seanteedwyer) December 5, 2019
Could use some #Delabear porch commentary on this ☝️
— Bastiaan Slabbers (@BasSlabbers) December 5, 2019
The attachment to Delabear reached Baby Yoda levels by midday:
I would lay down my life for Delabear pic.twitter.com/XIbSERpw2f
— sa(ma)nt(h)a claus 🎅🏼 (@samanthaistan) December 5, 2019
Whose side are you on?
— delibrarian (@DElibrarian) December 5, 2019
Around 1:30, amid rumors that Delabear was really two bears (per Nextdoor) and had escaped the WPD into the wilds of the Brandywine back country (or something), animal control failed at an attempt to tranquilize the animal:
I am so glad I’m witnessing this moment in Delaware history #delabear I saw a police officer staring over a fence, and thought to myself – this will be good. It’s so much better than I imagined https://t.co/nHIzV4H16w
— Babs (@babsannee) December 5, 2019
Here’s hoping the iconic Delabear makes it through safely. Where is it now? Check out #Delabear on social media.-30-
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