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Update: Bear Captured in Garwood Monday Afternoon Could be Bear Seen in Westfield Sunday

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After tranquilizing him, officials doused the young bear with water to cool him down before transporting him back to the wild. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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Authorities carry the small tranquilized bear. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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A resident captured this photo of the tranquilized bear.
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A resident captured this photo of the bear being tranquilized.
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A resident captured this photo of the bear in her Garwood backyard.
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Garwood Police and zoning official await the arrival of officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, the bear was hiding in the backyard of a home in Garwood. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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Neighbors wait as a bear sleeps behind a home on Walnut Street in Garwood. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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Department of Fish & Wildlife officials arrive with a bear trap. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear has been captured in Garwood Monday afternoon. It is believed to be the same bear seen in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place in Westfield Sunday night and near Brookside Place School Monday morning.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife tranquilized the bear around 1 p.m. in the backyard of a home on Walnut Street in Garwood where it had been sleeping under a deck, according to authorities.

According to Garwood Police, the bear is a male, most likely a yearling. He will be relocated to the wild, according to Garwood Police Chief James Wright.

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Officials said they will test his tooth to try to determine his age. After tranquilizing him, they doused him with water to cool him down before transporting him in a bear trap.

“This is my second bear call,” Chief Wright said. “First one was about five years ago, but that bear was recovered in Cranford.”

“I’ve never expected a bear before,” neighbor Julia Melton, who lives on Myrtle Avenue in Garwood, said. “We have deer, foxes and a coyote, but never a bear. But with everything lately, this doesn’t surprise me.”

The bear’s sighting in Cranford Monday morning caused Brookside Place School to delay its opening to 9:45 a.m. Sunday night, Westfield residents in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place had been told by Police Chief David Wayman to remain indoors.

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