By CBS3 Staff

ESSEX COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A black bear caught on camera caused a spectacle in Essex County, New Jersey. The bear was seen casually taking a stroll on Monday.

Then it went up a tree where it stayed all day and into the night.

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Social distancing went out the window as neighbors watched.

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Wildlife officials say the bear was too high in the tree to tranquilize.

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It eventually came down and then disappeared.