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Police: Two Bears Roaming Princeton

One of two bears roaming Princeton. Photo: Seth Callen.
One of two bears roaming Princeton. Photo: Seth Callen.

Princeton Police have confirmed that two bears have been spotted in town today.

One bear is up a tree in the 200 block of Mt. Lucas Road, and a second bear is has been seen in the 900 block of Stuart Road.

Princeton Animal Control and the New Jersey Division of Wildlife Management have both been contacted, and Princeton animal control on location assessing the situation at this time, Sgt. Mike Cifelli said.

The Department of Public Safety at Princeton University reported that a black bear was spotted on campus overnight.  The juvenile bear was running east in the area of Dodge Osborn Hall, near McCosh Health Center, at 2:35 a.m. The animal didn’t come near anyone. Public Safety alerted Princeton Police and Animal Control.

A bear spotted again around 10:30 a.m. this morning and once again at noon noon in the Dempsey-Walnut-Cuyler Ave areas of Princeton, readers report. The bear then climbed up a tree in the Mt. Lucas neighborhood.

A black bear was first spotted in Princeton Thursday night near Arreton Road and Route 206. Residents reported spotting the bear on other properties in the area. Earlier Thursday, a black bear was spotted in a yard in the Woods Edge housing development in Montgomery and on other properties along the Montgomery-Princeton border. On Monday a bear was spotted at the Village Elementary School in Montgomery, and there was another bear sighting in the Mountainview section of Ewing.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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