DUNELLEN - Animal control officers and firefighters rescued a black bear cub from a tree in Dunellen, where it had been stuck all afternoon.

Witnesses say the 150-pound bear was seen running down New Market Road around noon, before it made its way up into the tree. Around 4 p.m., animal control shot the bear with a tranquilizer dart, and firefighters sent a ladder up to bring the bear down to safety.

Animal control says the bear will now be released into its natural habitat.