Bear Tranquilized After Climbing NJ Tree, Running Through Yards

It was the second bear spotted in Union Township this year

By Brian Thompson
|  Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 5:18 PM EDT
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A young bear that was briefly stranded in a tree before it ran through a New Jersey neighborhood has been tranquilized and will be relocated to a non-urban environment, officials said. It was the second bear spotted in Union Township this year.

A young bear that was briefly stranded in a tree before it ran through a New Jersey neighborhood has been tranquilized and will be relocated to a non-urban environment, officials said. It was the second bear spotted in Union Township this year.

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A young bear that was stranded in a New Jersey tree has been tranquilized and will be relocated to a non-urban environment, officials said.

The 185-pound male bear was spotted in the tree some time Tuesday morning and brought down a short time later.

Chopper 4 captured video of the bear hanging out on a branch, nearly hidden by leaves, as crews gathered on the ground below.

It was the second bear spotted in Union Township this year, officials said.

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