I hate to think what may have to happen before New Jersey hunters get their bear season back.

From The Star-Ledger:

_Parsippany police shot and killed a 125-pound male bear this morning as it was headed toward Intervale Elementary School, where youngsters were outside enjoying a picnic.

The officer killed the bear cub with two shots from a department shotgun as it was about 100 yards from the children, said Sgt. Yvonne Christiano, a department spokeswoman.

“The officer feels really bad,” Christiano said. “But had the bear continued on its path, it would have put the bear directly at the location of those children.”_