Once again, I feel like I'm not a real New Jerseyan.

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A woman from West Milford came home to a house strewn with garbage after a black bear decided to break and enter. Three baby cubs were nearby, making the encounter all the more dangerous. The authorities got the bear and had to euthanize her when tags showed it was not the first time she'd broken into someone's house. I feel as though I'm the only person born and raised and living in the Garden State who never saw a bear here, not even from a distance.

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