NJ: Hiker Snapped Photos of the 300-pound Bear That Killed Him

Jan 8, 2016 | 0 comments

The state of New Jersey has never had a fatal bear attack in the 150 years since officials started keeping records, but that changed in September when a 22-year-old hiker was brutally mauled by a black bear near West Milford. As it turns out, the college student and his friends actually photographed the bear shortly before being attacked, and those photos were released recently by the West Milford Police Department. “The group began to take photographs of the bear with their cellphones and the bear began walking towards them,” read a report from Lt. Steven Sutton of the New Jersey …read more