A bear sighting, the second such incident since October, was reported this weekend, police said Tuesday.
A witness reported seeing the bear around 9:50 p.m. Saturday on the property of the 38 Motel, on Route 138 just west of New Bedford Road, Sgt. Pete Lokerson said.
The same person also reported seeing the same bear with two cubs the night before, Lokerson said.
Police searched the area, but found no bear, Lokerson said.
The witness did not say the bear was aggressive, Lokerson said.
Lokerson should use common sense when encountering a bear.
“Remain calm and never approach the animal. Make the bear aware of your presence by talking or clapping, and always give it an escape route,’’ he said.
Garbage should be secured and kept away from bears, Lokerson said and any sightings, nuisance or damage caused by bears should be reported immediately to the Wall Township Police Department: (732) 449-4500.
For additional information on black bears, how to co-exist with them and how to reduce human-bear interaction please view information provided by the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Department website, Lokerson said.