Bear seen walking like human through NJ neighborhood

Bear seen walking like human through NJ neighborhood (Image 1)
Bear seen walking like human through NJ neighborhood (Image 1)

A video making the rounds shows a black bear walking on his hide legs through a New Jersey neighborhood.

Several residents in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, captured video of what appears to be a young black bear lumbering around their neighborhood early Monday morning.

In a video uploaded to YouTube by a user named “Ian Bohman,” the bear can be seen walking on his hind legs through a cul-de-sac, before it peers into a trash can and then scampers into the woods nearby.

Bohman said the cul-de-sac is located behind an elementary school.

Larry Ragonese, the press director for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, told NBC New York that bears can walk on two legs, although they usually don’t for extended periods.

Ragonese said a biologist who looked at the video said the bear could have an injured front paw.

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