Edison: Black bear identified near Metuchen border – My Central Jersey

8July 2020

CLOSE A big black bear sighting near the McDonald's area in Manahawkin was captured on tape Thursday Asbury Park Press EDISON– Township cops at about 4 p.m. Wednesday reported

a black bear was spotted in the location of Sagamore Avenue, near the Middlesex Greenway heading into Metuchen. The location is off Talmadge Road and Park Avenue and not far from the Dismal Swamp and the back of St. Joseph High School's property in Metuchen. A black bear, similar to this one,

was found Wednesday in Edison, near the Metuchen border ( Photo: ~ FILE PHOTO)In recent weeks bears have actually been found in a number of Central Jersey communities, consisting of Westfield and Cranford.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection report black bears have been identified in all 21 of New Jersey's counties.

READ: Edison Township Council members challenge proposed 22 % water rate trek Black bears by nature tend to be careful of individuals, but if you encounter a black bear in your community or outdoors, you are prompted not to feed or approach a bear, remain calm and do not run, speak in an assertive voice, singing or clapping your hands, and make certain the bear has a safe escape route, according to the DEP site.

Report black bear damage or nuisance habits to the DEP's 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 1-877-WARN DEP (1-877-927-6337).

Email: srussell@gannettnj.com

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