Authorities Looking for Black Bear in New Jersey
Stokes State Forest is where two young boys were injured by a black bear on a camping trip Wednesday morning. An officer shot the bear when he re-entered the camp. The shot was to the neck, but it does not appear to be fatal. Several state agencies are working together to track the black bear. At this point the bear could be anywhere in the 16,000 acre state forest.
One of the boys was swiped on the shoulder and one has a puncture wound on his foot. It was their first night at the camp. This was the first black bear encounter of the season for New Jersey. The bear is estimated to be around 2 years old and was probably pushed out by his mother. Since the bear attacked the boys and then charged through the camp he is considered dangerous, and will be put down once tracked. From NJ.com.