The black bear that has been roaming around the Princeton area for more than two weeks was seen in the Western Section of Princeton on Sunday morning and then was photographed hanging out in a backyard north of there on Arreton Road near Princeton’s border with Montgomery near Route 206 late Sunday afternoon. The Arreton Road resident noted that the bear was headed north. Residents of the Griggs Farm development spotted the bear Sunday evening.
On Monday morning, the bear was then spotted on Crescent Avenue in Rocky Hill, and then in the Princeton Ridings neighborhood near the intersection of Route 27 and Route 518 later in the morning.
Previously, the bear was spotted near the towpath and in other areas of Princeton near the borders of Lawrence. The bear was also spotted in West Windsor in a condominium development along Canal Pointe Boulevard near the D&R State Park. A bear has also been spotted in Lawrence Township several times. It is unclear whether that bear is the same bear.
For your own safety, please use caution and never approach bears, Avoid attracting bears to your yard by removing birdfeeders and securing your garbage cans.
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