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Cable guy finds bear sleeping in basement

A cable repairman walked into a New Jersey home Wednesday and encountered a sleeping bear in the basement.

The repairman entered the home in Hopatcong, N.J., to perform scheduled repairs when he found the bear, police said.

The bear, which had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood earlier in the afternoon, escaped the home before authorities arrvied.

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But New Jersey Fish and Game officials were able to locate the bear later and tranquilize it. It took some time for the large bear to go down, according to police: it walked a few blocks over to a nearby trail and eventually fell asleep.

No injuries were reported.

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