A black bear was caught on video early Wednesday morning rummaging through garbage cans in the township, according to police who are reminding residents what to do if they see the animals.
"Bears tend to avoid human contact and live in wooded areas away from neighborhoods, but the department has issued the following guidelines in case a resident comes across the animal in town:
Call 911 if:
- There is an immediate threat to humans
- The bear is a nuisance
- The bear attacks a pet
Do not call 911 if:
- The bear is not presenting an immediate danger to humans, pets, or property"