Please Don’t Try to Take a Selfie With a Bear, New Jersey Town Urges

The Winslow Township Police Department went to Facebook Wednesday to alert residents of two bear sightings, and to warn them against attempting to snap a pic with the grizzly creatures.

“Please do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to take selfies with the bear," the department wrote on Facebook, along with other safety recommendations.

Black bears are generally not known to be a threat to humans. According to National Geographic, American Black Bears can grow to be five to six-feet long and weigh anywhere between 200 and 600 pounds.

The department went on to give advice such as not feeding the bears or approaching the animals. It even recommended families with homes in areas where black bears have been found in the past to have a “Bear Plan” that includes an escape route and planned use of whistles and air horns.


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