This bear looks familiar

July 7, 2011 5:14:47 AM PDT
He must be getting used to the routine by now. For the sixth time in the last 18 months, the same bear has been captured by state wildlife officials in a residential area of New Jersey, and returned to the wild.

In the latest encounter, the 263-pound black bear was captured this week after climbing a tree in a suburban neighborhood in East Brunswick.

Once again, Bear Number 6131 was tranquilized and netted, and sent back into the wild.

A wildlife technician tells the Newark Star-Ledger that the three-year-old bear could be looking for a mate.

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