(VIDEO) Black Bear Captured in East Brunswick Tree
Watch as a black bear is tranquilized and rescued from a tree in East Brunswick
After leading township police and the Helmetta Animal Control officer on a chase for much of the morning, a 2-year-old black bear was finally captured at around 2:30 p.m. Monday after it was lowered out of a tree by its feet.
The bear was spotted on the front yard of a Main Street residence in the morning then tracked to Dobson Road, where it was hopping fences and wandering through the backyards of a few residents before finally climbing a tree.
The bear had to be removed by the Division of Recreation, Parks and Community Service, who climbed up to the sleeping bear and lowered it down to the ground.
Chuck Sliker of the Division of Fish & Wildlife said the bear was most likely about 2 years old and was recently captured either in Vernon or West Milford. The bear will be relocated to Round Valley.