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Dog attacked by bear in Morris County

BUTLER, NJ (Morris County) – Police issued a warning after a dog was attacked by a bear on Friday in Butler.

On Saturday, police responded to a residence on Scott Street for a report of a dog that was attacked by a bear the day prior, police said.

The investigation revealed that a friend, who was pet sitting, let the resident’s dog out the back door into the fenced in rear yard, police said.

Unknown to the person, a mother bear and her cubs were also in the backyard, police said.

“Video showed the dog went at the bears and the mother bear attacked the dog. This appears to be an isolated incident unfortunately most likely provoked by the dog,” police said.

The dog’s condition was not released.

Police remind residents about bear awareness and always be cautious around wild animals.

The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife were notified of the attack.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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