I've often said I don't feel like a true New Jerseyan since I've yet to see a bear. I most definitely have never seen a bear with its head caught in a cookie jar. Well, okay, animal cracker jar to be precise.

A six month old bear cub was going through a Ringwood resident's trash when it came upon an oversized plastic jar with a few remaining animal crackers in the bottom. He wanted those. A few minutes later, his head stuck inside the jar, he panicked and ran up a tree. Then he got stuck in that tree. Some helpful folks later and he's all good.