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New Jersey bear caught in Connecticut

June 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM

GREENWICH, Conn., June 7 (UPI) -- Connecticut wildlife officials said a black bear that wandered over the border from New Jersey will be relocated to a state forest.

Conservation Director Denise Savageau said the bear, which was tranquilized and removed from a Greenwich back yard, was found to have a tag placing its origins in New Jersey, the Greenwich Time reported Thursday.

"Bears don't know borders," Savageau said. "That's just where the bear happened to be tagged and born. That doesn't mean it's going to stay there."

Savageau and Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said wildlife officers have not revealed the bear's exact age or its sex.

The bear, which police said did not pose a threat to humans or animals, will be placed in a state forest, Schain said.

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