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Repairman finds bear in N.J. basement
upi ^ | Dec. 16, 2011

Posted on 12/16/2011 8:09:07 AM PST by JoeProBono

HOPATCONG, N.J., Authorities in New Jersey said a repairman working in a basement was shocked when he turned around to discover a 500-pound black bear behind him.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife said the repairman was working Wednesday in Frank Annacone's Hopatcong basement when he heard a growl behind him and turned around to see the bear, WNYW-TV, New York, reported Thursday.

A Division of Fish and Wildlife crew arrived and tranquilized the bear, which stumbled around the neighborhood before losing consciousness.

Officials said the animal will be relocated.

Annacone said he does not know how the bear got into his basement or how long it had been there, as he had not been down to the basement in a while.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bear

1 posted on 12/16/2011 8:09:10 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

That would be freaky.

Go into a basement and turn around and there is a bear behind you on his hind legs.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 8:12:47 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: JoeProBono
the repairman was working Wednesday in Frank Annacone's Hopatcong basement when he heard a growl behind him ... "bring out the gimp".
3 posted on 12/16/2011 8:17:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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4 posted on 12/16/2011 8:26:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

The bear was looking for a place to hibernate for the winter. Good thing it wasn’t shot.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 8:29:30 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

I never thought about bears on the loose in NJ—until I visited my friend in Clinton, NJ. They had problems with bears visiting their outdoor deck,, and trying to haul off their big outdoor grill. They finally chained it too their deck—LOL!


6 posted on 12/16/2011 8:43:21 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: JoeProBono

“a repairman working in a basement was shocked when he turned around to discover a 500-pound black bear behind him.”...

That’s what you get when you pick up the soap!


7 posted on 12/16/2011 8:43:42 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: basil

Same here. I live up in the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula and bears regularly come up on our porch to sniff around the BBQ. And we had to chain it up because they would try to drag it off the porch.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 8:51:48 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

The bears want to borrow your ‘Q?

Wonder what they plan to burn on it?


9 posted on 12/16/2011 9:08:59 AM PST by RitchieAprile (veteran of Blackhorse Tour d'Camboge 1970)
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To: SkyDancer
I had a bear do this to my porch door and tried to get cat food so I got some bear spray and someone advised me to pour pine sol around. I no longer put cat food on the porch and IT WORKED! He has not come back. beardoor2
10 posted on 12/16/2011 9:13:15 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bears here are one thing, we’ve cougars and bob cats coming around. Not to mention racoons and the other assorted wild life. But then, it’s living in the great PNW.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 9:17:47 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: JoeProBono
While New Jersey is not converting back into wilderness, I did notice while visiting there that since there are so many restrictions on the humans the animals seem to be everywhere. The urban edge actually seems to be a boon to wildlife across the country, hunting is reduced or eliminated, what open land there is becomes stabilized as parks, estates or golf courses, parks, farming declines. The reality of the environment is sometimes different then what the environmentalists believe is happening.
12 posted on 12/16/2011 9:22:26 AM PST by dog breath
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To: JoeProBono
Sounds like a job for the Turtleman.


13 posted on 12/16/2011 9:24:53 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: JoeProBono

So, they all don’t go in the woods after all.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 9:29:03 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for the photo. When I read about “Stumbling around the neighborhood” in New Jersey, I thought it might be my Uncle Andy. He’s been tranquilized several times.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 9:31:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

What’s the World Speed Record for ascending a flight of stairs?


16 posted on 12/16/2011 9:33:10 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 12/16/2011 9:48:46 AM PST by Morgana (Rent this Space....Cheap)
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To: JoeProBono
Annacone said he does not know how the bear got into his basement or how long it had been there, as he had not been down to the basement in a while.

...just when you thought spiders in the basement were a problem .

18 posted on 12/16/2011 9:48:46 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: JoeProBono

Last night I shot an elephant in my Pajamas and how he got in my pajamas I'll never know.

19 posted on 12/16/2011 9:54:50 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: JoeProBono

Like I said in the earlier thread, usually repairmen only have to worry about being molested by cougars...


20 posted on 12/16/2011 10:01:25 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: JoeProBono

I heard they reinstated bear hunting in New Jersey.

Except in Jersey they have a different way of hunting bears.

First, they stuff the bear into the trunk of a car.

Then they shoot it.

Then they bury it at a construction site.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 10:18:25 AM PST by darth
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22 posted on 12/16/2011 10:53:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like he’s just sitting there waiting to be served. :)


23 posted on 12/16/2011 11:04:34 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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24 posted on 12/16/2011 11:05:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


25 posted on 12/16/2011 1:08:36 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: JoeProBono

Video here:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/15/bear-in-mans-basement-went-undetected-for-weeks/


26 posted on 12/16/2011 9:25:37 PM PST by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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27 posted on 12/16/2011 9:31:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: annie laurie


28 posted on 12/16/2011 9:37:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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