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ALERT: Black Bear Found Wandering in Cranford


**IMAGE CREDIT**: Mr. Nick Durant

Police in Cranford alerted residents to avoid the area of Orchard Sreet as Union County animal officials attempt contain a black bear found wandering in the area Monday morning.

Police say the bear was spotted in the residential area just before 9:30 a.m.

Authorities urged residents in the area to keep pets and small children indoors.

An orchard street resident did manage to get a glimpse of the bear then snap a picture from a distance.