A woman in northern New Jersey is attacked by a postal bear

Officials are warning everyone to be on the lookout for black bears after a woman just outside the area was attacked to get her mail. After emerging from hibernation, bears move with their young through many regions such as New York and New Jersey. While they tend to avoid human confrontation for the most part, a mother who protects her young is not something you want to fiddle with. The latest attack is being instigated.

attacked a woman

NJ.com says a 34-year-old woman in Sussex County was injured Wednesday afternoon while on the road to get her mail. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says it saw two to three bears in the area, though they are still trying to confirm the nature of the attack. But New Jersey State Police say the bear charged the woman, leaving her with injuries to her arm and buttocks.

DEP says the bear was 150 to 200 pounds, and 1 to 2 years old.

Watch out for the bears

New York DEC says bears will eat almost anything, such as grasses, berries, fruits, nuts, insects, larvae and carrion, as well as human food sources such as corn, honey, bird seed, litter and pet food when available, DEC says that when bears know they can obtain food from humans , they can become more aggressive. You also really want to watch the loose trash you dumped at her. Bears love to go through it.

They will also open the doors of your house and invite themselves in! Read here.

American black bears are commonly found among woodland areas of the Northeast and into the Appalachian Mountains. They can vary in size by region, although both male and female black bears are found in New York State averaging about 298 pounds, according to Wikipedia. The majority of New York’s black bears live in the Adirondack and Catskills although the DEC says they are becoming well-established in nearly all areas of the state.

Also, don’t take selfies with bears

It is important. Read here.

Don’t sacrifice your friends to bears

Well that’s right. Read here.

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