Woman finds bear cub in her basement

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A West Milford woman says she got the scare of her life when she came face-to-face with a black bear inside her home.



Diane Erickson says she was home alone Thursday morning when she heard a noise in her basement.



She says she discovered a 200-pound black bear cub.



She says she called police, who arrived and chased the bear out of her house before they say it had to be euthanized.


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