Bears spotted wandering in Hopewell, Pennington

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Reports of bear sightings in Hopewell Township and Pennington over the past 24 hours has prompted a warning from police: leave them alone.

“The department would like to remind everyone to remain ‘bear aware,'” police posted on Facebook. “Treat the bears like any other animal and admire them from a distance and do not approach them.”

The state’s Division of Fish and Wildlife last month said bears recently emerged from hibernation and are searching for food and mates.

Residents are urged to remove any potential food sources that would cause bears to associate people with food, including pet …read more

Source: Mercer

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