A dog-eating black bear was tranquilized by authorities in New Jersey Thursday after it became stuck under the backyard deck of a house.
The bear was spotted in several locations in Wayne, about 15 miles from midtown Manhattan, Wednesday night after killing a homeowner’s border collie. Another resident reported her two Labrador retrievers were missing.
Members of the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife removed the bear from under the deck after tranquilizing it.
Wayne Police Department officials said the bear will be euthanized, according to Fox 5 News reporter Mike Gilliam.
The American black bear is the smallest and most common species of bear.