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Saturday, May 14, 2005

By LISA CORYELL
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EWING - A 300-pound black bear spent yesterday afternoon wandering through back yards around Lore School, eating leisurely from bird feeders while police tracked his movements and kept vigil around the elementary school grounds.

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/111606181195200.xml
 

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A 300lb bear eating from bird feeders in the mid-afternoon without any fear of the people around it. Hmmmmmmm? I'm sure it's just me being a whiner but nothing good can come from that kind of situation! This bear will keep looking near people for food and if it is a sow it will now teach it's young to look near people for food. This will now only increase the chances of someones pet or child getting hurt or killed. Will this happen? Maybe, maybe not. A bear with no fear just increases the chances... As this and last years cubs grow more and more bears will be pushed into neighborhoods.IMHO nothing good will come from that! There are too many bears for the limited space here in NJ!
 

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"Right now the bear poses a threat. We're just monitoring his movements and hopefully he'll wander back north where he came from."
Wander back north?? Sorry, bears are almost everywhere now. They asked for them and now they've got them.

I guess it's ok for us people up "north" to have to deal with the "threat" everyday.
 

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The bear won't wander back north. It wandered south because there is too much competion for terratory up north.This time of year it's probably looking for a mate and a new place to call home.
 
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Hmmmmm!!!!!! How can this be, bears in NJ? The state says we don't have alot of bears, and none in Central or Southern NJ. This is like a cover up, like AREA 51, or Roswell New Mexico:p
 

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This bear is a 300 pounder which means there is a 4, 5 or 600 pounder up North that kicked it's butt and made it want to move South! There are enough of those big boys up North that the 300 pounder had to leave the area!
 

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It did manage to get to Trenton. It was tranquillized in Cadwalader Park by F&W that had another bear in their truck already.

The article was in the Sunday Trentonian, it reported that the bear was smaller than originally thought, and the BOTH bears were believed to be released into Assunpink WMA (accorging to the Trentonian).

http://trentonian.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14530716&BRD=1697&PAG=461&dept_id=44551&rfi=6

"The bears were believed to have been trucked to the Assunpink Preserve in Washington Township an Upper Freehold, Morris said."
 

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Both were definately released in Assunpink.
That'll make the 3-D shoots more enjoyable.....RIGHT?!?!?!?!
 

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the bear that was trapped in colonia was said to be released in a management area- how far is assunpink from colonia?
 

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Don't know where Colonia is, but Assunpink is in Monmouth County exit 14 off I-195.
 
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Guys the bear from Ewing was caught in a park within the City of Trenton, then a few days later another bear was caught in the Colonia secetion of Woodbridge
 

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