Chatham residents reported seeing a black bear enter the garage of a Van Houton Avenue home while the resident was still at the residence.
Jim Connelly forwarded this photograph of the bear walking into the garage. The photo was taken Wednesday afternoon by his daughter Caleigh, who witnessed the bear walk into the garage along from the family car with her sister and mother.
"When the lady walked outside and we beeped at her until she saw it so she got inside and closed all the doors," Caleigh said.
This is the second bear sighting on Van Houton Avenue this summer.
Chatham Patch has created an interactive map of bear sightings in the township using information from the Chatham Township Police and information sent in by you, our readers. Click around to see the bear sightings throughout the summer, and if we're missing one, let us
Thank you to everyone for sending in your bear sightings.