There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor.
The bear had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood in Hopatcong earlier Wednesday. It's not clear how it got in the home.
WNBC-TV in New York reports state Fish and Game officials fired a tranquilizer dart in the bruin, which walked a few blocks to the Missouri Trail before it was knocked out.
Officials plan to relocate the bear.
No one was injured.