That Time a NJ Resident Came Home to Find Black Bears Battling in the Yard

Black Bear Battle

In recent decades, the state of New Jersey has become a hotbed for American black bear activity. Even so, Jersey residents weren’t expecting this when they got home.

This New Jersey borough of Rockaway has become a particularly popular haven for black bears.

Among landscaping, mailboxes, grills, and minivans, the two American black bears fought each other for over six minutes. Groaning and growling, neither of them is willing to give up.

Why did they fight? We’re not quite sure. Perhaps it was an expression of dominance, or maybe merely play. Either way, we’re impressed. Watch the full video of the incredible fight below and form your own opinion.

Check out another black bear visit to the suburbs here, whereĀ a mother black bear and her cubs wandered into the backyard and took a dip in a family’s pool.