The Bear Facts in Tenafly
Did you ever believe you would live so close to one of the greatest cities in the world and see headlines like this:
Bear Just “Playing Through” NJ Suburbs
Well, this is what happened here in Tenafly this week, and in the surrounding towns. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen occasionally that we see wild animals in this beautiful area we live in. The bear is a very unusual visitor, but in Tenafly, it is not uncommon to see deer, and many beautiful birds. You will even see a wild turkey strolling through our green neighborhoods on occasion.
We don’t see the big fellows like that young bear very often for the simple fact that we are a community and wild animals don’t like to get too close to people. But we do live in a place where we can connect with nature and yet have the benefit of the city close by.
One of the truly great places to learn about all the natural beauty in our community is the Tenafly Nature Center. Stroll the paths, go birdwatching, or visit when they have family hikes organized. It is a great place to relax, and to really appreciate the beautiful world we live in.
By the way, the best thing you can do if you encounter a bear or any wild animal unexpectedly, is to remain calm, don’t run, don’t play dead, and don’t try to feed it.
It seems the bear was lost in Tenafly. He should know that neighboring Bergenfield High School is the home of the bears! So these are the bear facts in Tenafly.