Black Bear Tranquilized, Captured [Photos]

Police chased a small bear up a tree Sunday. It's the second bear capture this week in Ridgewood.

Hours after leading Ridgewood police on a dramatic chase through back yards, main streets and wooded areas, a small black bear was safely captured late Sunday afternoon.

A one-year-old black bear, weighing roughly 130 lbs., was tranquilized by state Fish & Wildlife authorities from his perch on a tree near the Community Garden on Meadowbrook Avenue.

First spotted in Paramus early Sunday morning, police chased the bear from the Ridgewood-Paramus border toward the Community Garden on Meadowbrook Ave., where the bear scaled a tree and remained for about four hours. The bear appeared to be sleeping for much of the standoff.

Carol Tyler, of Tyco Animal Control, said the bear is expected to be tagged and released into the wild in the Sussex/Morris County area. 

On Tuesday, police and wildlife authorities tranquilized a yearling black bear in a Bellair Road tree.

rich schultz June 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Long Time Resident June 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
denise June 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM
came right thru our property on east glen...his little butt was seen running down our driveway...cute, sad and scary
RdgwdGRock June 24, 2013 at 01:57 PM
an article with just the bare facts
Marco Maric June 24, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Can we expect Grass Fed Organic Bear on the menu at Whole Foods?
rich schultz June 24, 2013 at 08:59 PM
The reg bear -non organic type does more for your workout at the gym if its loaded wi antibiotics from close breeding and inbreeding, (?) and pumped up with steroids and hgh. Then you don't need need to buy them on the black market.


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