Contact Us
Northern Valley Daily Voice serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

Menu

Northern Valley Daily Voice serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Harrington Park Small Bear Sighting Not Confirmed, Police Say

Small bear
Small bear Photo Credit: Wikipedia

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. -- Harrington Park police said Monday that they couldn't substantiate a resident's report of a small bear spotted in the area of Giles and Carman roads.

There haven't been any other sightings, they added.

However, they said: "We have increased patrols throughout the borough as an added precaution.

"We would like to remind residents to contact the police if you do see a bear. Do not try to approach the animal."

They added bear encounter safety tips:

• Remain calm and avoid sudden movements

• Give the bear plenty of room, allowing it to continue its activities undisturbed. If it changes its behavior, you are too close so back away.

• If you see a bear but it doesn’t see you, detour quickly and quietly.

• If a bear spots you, try to get its attention while it is still far away. You want to let it know you are a human so talk in a normal voice and wave your arms.

• Remember that a standing bear is not always a sign of aggression. Many times, bears will stand to get a better view.

• Throw something on the ground if a bear pursues you (like a camera), this may distract it and allow you to escape.

• NEVER FEED OR THROW FOOD TO A BEAR

• If a bear charges…. Remember that many bears charge as a bluff. They may run, then veer off or stop abruptly. Stand your ground until the bear stops, and then slowly back away.

• NEVER RUN FROM A BEAR! They will chase you. Bears can run faster than 30 mph.

• Do not run towards or climb a tree. Black bears and some grizzlies can climb trees and may be provoked to chase if they see you climbing.

• If you have pepper spray, be sure you have been fully trained with it before using it during an attack.

Welcome to

Northern Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.