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Black bear captured in New Jersey neighborhood

Paige Delaney captured footage of the black bear climbing a fence in her Ridgewood yard.

By Ben Hooper

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 13 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said they captured a loose black bear caught on camera wandering a residential neighborhood in broad daylight.

The Ridgewood Police Department said the 175-pound bear was cornered in a tree around 11 a.m. Saturday and New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife officers tranquilized and removed the animal by noon.

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The bear was spotted wandering through multiple Ridgewood neighborhood and was recorded by at least one resident, Paige Delaney, who captured footage of the bear climbing over a fence into a neighbor's yard.

Officials said the bear is being located to an area further away from human residents.

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