Bear safely removed after getting stuck in tree in backyard of home in New

HALEDON, New Jersey (WABC) — A bear was tranquilized and removed from a tree after getting stuck in it for several hours on Wednesday afternoon.

News Copter 7 was over the backyard of a home located at 45 East Haledon, where the bear was spotted stuck in a tree.

This is a residential area with no woods around, which left many neighbors shocked.

“It’s crazy because how did the bear get up there? That’s what I want to know,” neighbor Terry Rouse said. “It must be scared of the people that’s out here or the traffic.”

“That’s real crazy, coming from around here we don’t even live around bears, I’ve never seen a bear, that’s my first time seeing a bear,” neighbor Joseph Escobar said.

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Police were on the scene monitoring the bear and keeping people away from it until the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection arrived to tranquilize the bear.

The bear was safely taken down from the tree and will be returned to the wild.

Residents are being reminded that they should seal their garbage tight and not leave any food outside.

While most bears don’t attack people, if they come across a bear, it’s recommended to make a lot of noise.

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