Multiple Bear Sightings Over Two Days Prompt Garbage Warning in New Jersey Town

Authorities in one Bergen County town are urging residents to be mindful after police received multiple reports about a "small bear" roaming the area over the last two days.

Police in Allendale say they are monitoring the situation.

Bears are attracted to neighborhoods by the smell of garbage, police said, and reminded residents to properly secure any trash outside.

Anyone who sees a wild animal should keep his or her distance, authorities caution, and make sure pets and children are brought inside until the animal leaves.


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