34 Comments on "It's A Bear In New Jersey And It Walks Like A Human"
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It's the common North American black guidice bear
One more thing…they say that one of the bears front paws must be injured, which is why it was walking on it's hind legs.
Yeah…this was all over the news this morning. They gave us a list of what to do and not to do, if you come up against a beer…I mean bear.
Oh and I saw a mountain lion myself as a kid run across the road while my mom was driving. Dad swore we were making it up for years until my hubby called me one day and said he was staring at a mountain lion in a field across from him.
Seriously they coyotes are just bad. My dad hears them in the woods behind his house. Drives his dog crazy. A few years back one went after a toddler that was playing in their yard midday in Middletown. I also saw one brazen one out early on Route 35 in Eatontown coming out of done wooded brush. They're everywhere !!!
I felt so e eyes on my back, I turned around And a mountain lion was slinking up behind me. My first instinct was, "awweeee, how cute" (palm2forehead) then I got sense and raised my hand over head, stomped my foot and hissed at it – IT RAN OFF. WHHHHHEEEEW!
Mw-i wld add- do your neighbors disappear in the winter? Are they unusually cranky in the spring? Is there honey missing from some local beekeepers? Are they super protective of their youngsters? And finally, do the woods near them emit a foul stench? If so, you may have yourself a bear for a neighbor! Other clues are keeping nails too long, wearing fur even in the warm months, scratching their backs against trees. ( im sorry!!! Once I got started, I cldnt stop! Lololol)
Bears are seen near me in Glendale / Padadena a lot lately. But are bears are more chill. They cruise on all fours.
Don't get me started on coyotes. I can't bear to think about them, and my experiences. Em when I lived in Laguna Hills and walking my lil scooby(snack) I f
I like that it is legal to shoot coyote on sight, no season for em. You are supposed to report it to animal control, so they can keep a tally on em.
@Wendy I think so! LOL
Ahh @Disco, hugs hon!
Yeah, I guess Teresa really is desperate for food. So sad, I can't bear to think about it.
Also I spent a lot of time going to Six Flags Safari Park & I can remember the bears walking a bit & dancing on two feet in their pens.
The news here had a teaser of this bear video earlier, so I googled it cuz I cldnt wait. I found a couple other vids of bears recorded walking like this. And u can tell they're real bears. No hoax. It's trippy. Raaaawr. Def first I've seen of this. But I like. It's cute. (From a distance)
@CountI've heard that about around here. Coyotes are becoming an issue by my dad's house in Monmouth Co. They've gotton quite brazen. Oh & I used to work one at one of the state parks. We had a few sightings of black bears every year & found footprints on occasion. Also when bears in NJ, NY & PA are caught in more urban areas they are usually captured & rereleased up in North Western NJ where it's more mountainous & less populated. Unfortutely the bears get hunger and wander back down.
My friend lives in Montclair and there was a bear ambling around last year. I love this bear, just wandering around garbage shopping.
@AJ: There are black bears in the pines by you also. I thought I saw the Jersey Devil 3 times down in the pines. Then when I was telling one of the stories the dude asked me if it could have been a black bear, and it probably was.
Never saw a bear near me, just that mangy friggin coyote. At least he takes out the woodchucks, but I'm getting sick of him shitting on my lawn.
Bears are fairly common in the rural Northwestern part of NJ. They are constantly on the look out for food as "civilization" expands into their areas. A bear in my area of NJ would bring out every cop, news station and animal control officer for miles around so I have never seen one myself and certainly would be even more surprised if it was walking on its hind legs.
I have seen bears on film or on TV standing on their hind legs, as a warning gesture or they are trying to catch the scent of something and of course they will get up on two legs to get at some food etc but to walk so human like for such a distance, unless black bears are daintier than Grizzly and polar bears
and of course there are trained circus bears
Bears frequently walk on their hind legs. This is just the anthropomorphization of a common trait that is not commonly observed. It's a bear walking like a bear. It allows them to have a better view of their surroundings and I'm sure it was definitely trying to make sure it saw any possible threats.
That being said – I have no idea why this video made me want to cry.
26 years in north jersey and this is a first for me… There were wild turkeys that routinely crossed the street of a major intersection every afternoon in cresskill, holding up traffic, that had my employer questioning my mental state, however.
He walks just a little too well for a bear I call hoax.
I sense a new episode of Finding Bigfoot is on the way.
Eh. Happens all the time in NJ. We have a surprising high number of bears in North Jersey. Yogi was just looking for a tasty picnic basket.
That deserves a whole row of sparkly hearts.
Does he think he blends in better on two legs? hahaha
Planet of the Bears? Will they be talking next?
Crazy damn bears! I actually watched this video. Way to go, Ent!
in our neighborhood one bear was walking upright and was carrying a sheep into the woods. what a feast.
The bears are passing in New Jersey. Are your neighbours given to monosyllabic grunts, and on the hirsute side?
Ha ha Snookiemonster!
Mr Ranger isn't going to like this….
See what happens when you pollute the rivers and streams?
Thats Teresa heading out for a wax
New Jersey folks, this one is your responsibility.