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Just an entire bear family wandering through a New Jersey neighbourhood

A mother bear with five cubs!

EVER GET ANNOYED when the neighbour’s dog gets into your garden?

Or feel a bit nervous around horses, cattle or sheep?

Well, at least this isn’t your neighbourhood.

YouTube user Matt Young captured this footage of a mother bear and five cubs wandered around a residential area of Butler in New Jersey.

Source: Matt Young/YouTube

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection black bears are thriving in the state.

Residents are advised not to approach the animals. and to attempt to scare the bears away using loud noises and providing it with an escape route.

Or, in this case, not getting out of your car.


Source: Matt Young/YouTube

The New Jersey DOEP also advises:

Black bear attacks are extremely rare. If a black bear does attack, fight back!


Source: Matt Young/YouTube

via Daily Picks and Flicks 

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Emer McLysaght

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