The Turtle Back Zoo entertained young patients at Morristown Medical Center on Friday with a lunchtime show-and-tell of sloths, penguins and owls.
But the real nature show was behind the Morristown High School athletic field–where residents reported a young bear around 2 pm.
Police were dispatched to keep an eye on things. Students said they were “sheltered in place” at the school for 10 or 15 minutes.
Bears are known to roam this part of the world at this time of year; young adults must strike out on their own.
Earlier this month coyote sightings were reported near town hall on South Street and near Willard Place.