- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have trapped a black bear after they spotted it in a northern New Jersey cemetery.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/1IL685U ) the black bear was spotted at noon on Sunday. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia says the bear appeared in a tree at a cemetery.

State authorities were called to capture the bear. But they wouldn’t tranquilize it because of how far the bear was up in a tree.

They set up traps instead and caught it early Sunday evening.

Venezia says the animal wasn’t harmed and is being taken to a place more “suitable for a bear.”


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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