A bear was spotted Wednesday in Montclair, N.J., for the second day in a row, prompting local schools to keep kids inside and making the suburban residents feel as if they are living out in the wilderness.
To curb the problem bear traps have been set in the woods where bears have been known to roam, but some residents said that the return of the bears is no big deal.
Police say to keep an eye on your children and pets and secure all garbage cans.
Anne Krineski Joyce was trying to keep cool at her home when she found an unexpected visitor in her back yard: a bear.
A bear captured in Connecticut on Wednesday was not a local, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.
As seen on exclusive video obtained by CBS 2’s Christine Sloan, the bear charged into Ogdensburg Elementary School, smashed through a glass door and slid into something before running through the hallway.
The Animal Protection League of New Jersey and the Bear Education and Resource Group challenged the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, which includes an annual hunt.
The shooting of a backyard bear in Windsor has renewed discussion of whether there should be a bear hunt in Connecticut.
Frank Annacone, 85, never imagined that a bear would move in with him. Annacone learned about his roommate yesterday from Dave Cornine, a Cablevision technician who had come over for a repair job in the basement.
The bear, an adult male estimated to be well over 500 pounds, took a long time to go down. Officials hope to examine, tag and release him onto state property.
Hunters killed 17 bears on Wednesday and 52 on Tuesday. That compares to 257 during the first day of the hunt on Monday.
The number of kills dropped sharply in the rain with hunters bagging 52 bruins on Tuesday. That’s down from 257 on the first day of the hunt Monday.
The state says it has to reduce the black bear population in because there are too many bear-human encounters. However, opponents argue it’s about trophies, rugs and politics.
There’s a bear on the loose northwest of New York City, looking for food in garbage cans.
A 12-year-old Jersey City boy and an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy sustained minor injuries after the bear attacked their campsite in New Jersey early Wednesday morning.