Jul 122018

A 200 lb teen black bear visited a horse paddock on Apple Tree Lane in Woodbridge today.

The police and DEEP were called to the area.

He was frightened and climbed up a tree, then scooted off into the woods.

A short time later he returned and climbed into the horses’ water trough to cool off.

The homeowner said the bear did not show any signs of aggression during his visits, and after the bath, he simply lumbered off into the woods again.

Apple Tree Lane is located off of Amity Road and far from the Orange border, but, as a precaution, it is close enough to Newton Road, Amity High School and the center of town, and a young guy like this won’t have any trouble traveling that distance. Be careful when driving in the dark, you wouldn’t want to hit him.