Bear Attack Kids In New Jersey

August 4, 2011 by USA Post 

Bear Attack Kids In New JerseyBear Attack Kids In New Jersey, Two children suffered minor injuries after a black bear attacked their camp in Stokes State Forest in Sussex County on Wednesday.

State officials said that a black bear entered an area used by campers in the camp based Montague Trail Blazers. The bear grabbed a child from a tent, causing a foot injury minor. Then he stole another, causing a shoulder injury, state officials said. Both children were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The turn left, but soon returned and was rummaging through the camp when a technician from the state wildlife shot the bear near the camp, wounding the animal in the neck. The wounded bear was in the woods.

DEP conservation officers and DEP team have answered with a dog sniffing the blood tracked the bear, officials said. They have set snares and traps in the forest. Division of Fish and Wildlife officers, officials of the Park Police, State Police and the Parks and Forestry staff are helping with the DEP and the hope of seeking more information to the public, authorities said.

The injured children are described as a 12-year-old from Jersey City and one 11-year-old from Brooklyn, NY they were part of a group of youth camps that included two adults and nine children counselors at the camp property state officials said.

This is the first reported bare attack against black people in New Jersey, so far this year, the DEP said. The authorities say such attacks are rare.

The DEP advises hikers and campers to store food safely in bear-proof containers or vehicles.

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