Police Respond To Bear Sighting In North Wall
No bear was found despite extensive search, police said
Five police officers were dispatched to the area near the North Wall Little League complex late Wednesday afternoon responding to a reported bear sighting.
Police extensively searched the area around 5:18 p.m. but did not find a bear, which a witness described as standing about 4-feet tall with black fur, Sgt. Steven Wolter said.
Wall Township is considered a bear habitat by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Game and although they are rare, bear encounters are possible, Wolter said.
If you encounter a bear, do not approach it. Most bears will naturally shy away from people, Wolter said. Contact police immediately at (732) 449-4500.