This morning at 8AM the phone rang (yes, I was already up), and it was the Township Emergency Alert system calling with a recorded message telling residents that a bear had been sighted.
traveled from the vicinity of the Princeton Shopping Center to the cemetery at the corner of Witherspoon and Wiggins streets in Princeton Borough around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
The bear was spotted about 50 feet up the tree, but then came down and headed through the cemetery back towards Princeton Township.
At which time I was at a party at someone’s back yard somewhere along his route.
A Patch reader has nicknamed Princeton’s newest furry friend “Tu-Tu Bear,” both because he was spotted near Paul Tulane’s grave and because he’s a small little bear. Small, as far as bears go, but “it is probably a 100 to 150 pound juvenile male “looking for its own turf,” said animal control officer Mark Johnson, so keep away.
At least it’s not an alligator.
There’s a bear in the woods!
More Jersey stuff, and a few news from friends:
El Tea Party‘s up!
Roger Kimball‘s celebrating 30 years of The New Criterion.