MILLBURN, NJ — A four-legged visitor caused quite the stir yesterday in Millburn, as a bear made its way around Millburn Township, and up a tree, before finally coming down and running off into the woods at the day's end. It was also just spotted again this morning.
The bear was first spotted yesterday morning, in the area of Woodland Road. After being seen by neighbors in the area, the bear made its way around town and finally, up a tree where it remained for a majority of the day before climbing down and slipping off into the woods.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Wildlife officers were called to the scene, according to the township, but because the bear was too high up in the tree, they could not safely tranquilize it.
The story caught regional attention, and was featured on CBS2 yesterday evening.
Several minutes ago, the township posted an update to their social media channels, notify residents that the efforts to capture the bear were unsuccessful, and the fluffy four-legged interloper was still on the loose, having been spotted on Stony Lane.
Please use caution and do not approach the bear if you see it.