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Bear sightings reported in Princeton, New Jersey

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Police say there have been two confirmed bear sightings in the area of Princeton, New Jersey.

One of the sightings occurred on the 200 block of Mt. Lucas Road, the other on the 900 block of Stuart Road.

Authorities say that bear sightings in Princeton are not unusual this time of year.

However Fish & Wildlife officials still urge residents to be cautious.

Below are some safety tips:

- Never feed or approach a bear!
- Remain calm if you encounter a bear.
- Make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.
- Make sure the bear has an escape route.

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