Update: 10:00 a. m. The young bear is tranquilized and safely on the ground. Animal Control workers weighed, measured, tagged, and collected blood and tissue samples from the 18-month old, 158-pounder for further research.
“He’s old enough to be booted out by mom, and he was looking for his own place. He’s large for his size and very healthy,” says Kelcey Burgess with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Burgess says police confirmed it’s the same bear that was spotted yesterday near the Montclair Art Museum. “We’re taking him to a more bear-friendly location…further west to the closest state owned property.”
Update: 9:50 a.m. Bear is tranquilized, falls into net, assistance from Animal Control, Montclair Fire Department and Montclair PD. Bear will be removed by NJ Fish & Game.
Photo credits: Dana Hawkins-Simons
— baristanet (@baristanet) June 4, 2013
There has been another sighting this Tuesday morning of a black bear in Montclair near Watchung Park. nixle.us/87M2K
— Montclair Police(@MontclairPD) June 4, 2013
— Hazy Davy (@BruceStingsteen) June 4, 2013
There is black bear in a tree at Watchung Ave. in Montclair.
Reported on Clever Commute:
[NJTT-MBNTN] Police activity at Watchung ave. black bear in a tree. (06:53 AM)
The bear is up in a tree in Watchung Park, opposite train, near The Pie Store.