Bears walking through Hopatcong Borough. Photo courtesy of the Hopatcong Police Department.
HOPATCONG, NJ – On 09/18/14 at 14:55 Officers are watching a Mother bear and her two cubs by the back of the Dunkin Donuts by Durban Ave. (No donut jokes). (Yes you were). School has let out and we want to make sure no one gets between the mother and her cubs.
Hopatcong is very familiar with bears. We first ran a bear awareness class around 10 years ago to explain the three categories of bears. For information on bears you can go on our website: www.hopatcongpolice.org and click on the “Bear Awareness” page.
Bears in Hopatcong Borough, photo courtesy of the Hopatcong Police Department.
If you do see a bear in your yard it is suggested you bang two pots together from an open window. They do not like the noise and should leave. DO NOT feed nor try to get close to them. (But Lt. Kmetz they are just so cute). They are wild animals that can out run you, out swim you, climb a tree faster than you and weigh up to 700lbs. If you want more information check out our webpage. Lt. Kmetz