Bear found napping in a tree in Carteret, NJ
CARTERET — A black bear was tranquilized and relocated to a state park on Wednesday, after strolling along a main roadway and taking a nap in a tree.
"Never ever have we ever had a wild black bear visit the borough," Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman said on Facebook.
According to the mayor's post, a home camera system captured a female black bear along Carteret Ave. in the early morning hours.
It made its way to a residential area off of Roosevelt Ave. before climbing a tree and taking a rest.
Local and fire officials secured the site and waited for members of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to handle the situation.
According to a second post from the mayor, the bear was "safely removed" and relocated to a state park.