The rest of the day doesn't bear talking about. Or maybe it does. (with thanks to the Star Ledger for this excerpt) I missed all the excitement nearby.
DAVID BERGELAND / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
One of three bearsreportedly on the loose near William Paterson University in Wayne crosses Pompton Road on Monday. Perhaps the mama bear was teaching her cubs about those fast moving square things with red flashing lights.
Or maybe showing them a college campus is always a place to learn about the human condition.
Whatever the reason, a black bear and her cubs used a nice spring day to ramble through the rolling lawns of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital and William Paterson University in Wayne on Monday — before running into a startled contractor who used his carpenter’s ruler to scare one of them away.
They drew the predictable ready response from police and wildlife agents who tracked and shepherded their meanderings through the suburban community before they finally disappeared into forestland. And bear experts say North Jersey should get used to the sight of such family outings now that it’s warm enough for sows and their cubs to emerge permanently.
ARGH. Bears. NOT BAD ENOUGH TO HAVE DEER AND WILD TURKEYS WALTZING UP THE STREET, BUT BEARS?? SCARY.
Tuesday night was my art crit group meeting. We hadn't met since February (can it be???) and as always, it was a pleasure to see what the others brought. I brought nothing because I have made absolutely nothing for months. And I didn't even get pix of everybody's work that were clear enough to show here.
Rachel Liebman brought a collage she had made for a Graffiti exhibit.
Ron Pokrasso. Here are a couple of them. A gorgeous series; made me want to sign up for his next workshop and/or get back to the press.