Thursday, January 24, 2013
Melissa Gorga takes to Twitter to tell fans about her staring contest with a cub in her Montville driveway.
Thursday, January 24
Not all bears are hibernating and neither is "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga who tweeted about coming face-to-face with a cub in her Montville driveway Thursday. Gorga, who is selling her house on Pond View, wrote that she returned home to find a furry friend near her house. "Just pulled into my driveway to find a baby bear staring right into my eyes... Staring contest... #frozen #itran #iwon," she wrote on Twitter. While seeing a bear may not seem shocking to Montville residents, Gorga's fans from other parts of the country seemed surprised by her tweet. "They have bears in the suburbs?" wrote Realitytea.com in a story about Gorga. Montville has seen its fair share of bears this year, with a trio of the bruins …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Bruin was hit by car around milepost 44 early Sunday morning, police said.
A black bear cub that made its way onto westbound Interstate 80 in Morris County was struck and killed after being hit by a Mercedes early Sunday morning, state police said. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. near milepost 44 in Parsippany, according to police Sgt. Adam Grossman. The driver of the car was not injured, he said. Grossman said troopers who responded to the scene put the bear down because of the extent of its injuries. Additional information about the crash was not immediately available. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plans to dispose of the bear. While there were 111 bears struck by vehicles in New Jersey in 2012 and 115 in 2011, DEP spokesman Larry Ragonese said if there have been any other accidents …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
An escaped pet Savannah, bears and even an animal reported to look like a mountain lion have been spotted recently in Morris County.
Sarah Flatt saw roadrunners, scorpions and the biggest spider she's ever seen while she was living in Arizona for several months. But when she moved back to Morris County, where she grew up, there was another surprising animal encounter in store. Flatt, 23, a Florham Park resident, was driving around where she used to live in Boonton Township when she saw a tall, spotted cat with a shiny coat like a leopard roaming the streets on Sept. 25. Not sure what it was, Flatt stayed in her car and observed it for about 10 minutes. "I knew it wasn't just a normal cat," she said. "I wouldn't have gotten out to pet it. It didn't look friendly. ... It definitely scared me." She correctly guessed it was some kind of exotic house pet, took photos with …