Bear walks upright like human through neighborhood

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (NBC) — From a distance, the upright figure walking in one New Jersey neighborhood looked like a man, but it turned out to be much hairier.

A bear took a stroll on its hind legs through a residential area, looking just like a human.

It even appeared to chat with the person recording his journey on video.

Apparently, injured bears sometimes walk upright to compensate for wounded paws.

Someone at the local police department says they know there is an injured bear in town. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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