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Mayor up in arms over relocated bear
Published in the Asbury Park Press 06/16/05
BY BOB JORDAN
AND EDDIE HOLLOWELL
STAFF WRITERS

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Township Committee is protesting the state's relocation of a wayward black bear to Turkey Swamp Park.

Mayor David Salkin said Wednesday that moving the bear here June 5 "could have been a disaster waiting to happen. I think it was pretty irresponsible throwing it there without consulting us. It's not a vast wilderness. It's a park surrounded by residential areas."


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Too funny!!!!!! Maybe now they will start to understand what we go through up here in North NJ everyday... Not to mention they are complaining about 1 bear!!! We have somewhere between 1700 and 3000 up here!!!!
That park is over 1000 acres. I think thats big enough for that bear to hang in for awhile....
 
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I agree with JerseyJim, but also on one hand I think the bears that are found in Central and Southern NJ should be put back in Northwestern NJ. I guess you can look at many ways.
 

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I heard a lady on the radio comment on the proposed bear hunt saying that a hunt wouldnt stop the bears from eating your garbage and bird seed on the ground, so therefore no hunting bears. She is technically correct hunting a bear wont get him out of your garbage unless hes in my garbage :)

But what she fails to realize is that the bears are eating her garbage because there isnt enough natural food in its habitat to eat and survive.
 
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No there is lots of food in the woods, but why eat shrubs, and gr [no swearing please] when they can get some meat in the garbage
 

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But what she fails to realize is that the bears are eating her garbage because there isnt enough natural food in its habitat to eat and survive.
Also they are pushed to these nieghborhoods because there isn't enough natural habitat for all the bears we have!!!!! They are forced out of the big woods and need to eat something!!! Easy meals in a can!!!!
 

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QUOTE: I heard a lady on the radio comment on the proposed bear hunt saying that a hunt wouldnt stop the bears from eating your garbage and bird seed on the ground, so therefore no hunting bears.

If you shoot the bear and it dies, it won't eat your garbage or bird seed any more. Doesn't anyone care about the poor widdle starving tweedy-birds? [smirk]
 
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