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(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,

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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.

JosephGhabourLaw July 23, 2012 at 03:45 PM
A staffer who lived out West gave provided info: – Never feed a black bear, either intentionally or by leaving food unsecured (not locking your trash in the garage until trash day). – Do not approach bear cubs. An adult may be nearby to protect and defend the cubs. – Back away from a nearby bear, even if it appears unconcerned with your presence. – Do not run. Back away slowly. Talk loudly. – A defensive bear will appear agitated and will often give visual and vocal warnings like swatting or stomping the ground, exhaling loudly, huffing, snapping teeth, or lowering the head with ears drawn back while facing you. This response may escalate to a charge. If Charged by a Black Bear – If the bear stops, slowly back away while talking, keeping the bear in view while leaving the area. – If it continues, act aggressively, shouting and throwing rocks or sticks. – If the bear attacks and you have food, distance yourself from the food. – If the bear attacks and you do not have food, fight back aggressively. This is likely a predatory attack, and the bear is treating you as prey. http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wildlife.htm

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