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TV repairman finds a bear in the basement of New Jersey home

The bear had been spotted wandering in the New Jersey neighborhood earlier that day. It’s not clear how it got into the home.

Not the bear in question
Not the bear in question
Image: Jim Urquhart/AP/Press Association Images

A CABLE TV repairman got quite a surprise when he walked into the basement of a New Jersey home today. There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor.

The bear had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood in Hopatcong earlier in the day. It’s not clear how it got into the home.

The bear ambled out of the house before state Fish and Game officials arrived.

WNBC-TV in New York reports the officials fired a tranquiliser dart at the animal, which walked a few blocks to the Missouri Trail before it was knocked out.

Officials plan to relocate the bear. No one was injured.

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