A bear on the loose in Roxbury

Well, sort of.
I was jogging the other morning on Emmans Road and a bear _ a small one _ crossed my path from right to left about 20 yards in front of me. When I reached that spot on the road where it had crossed, I looked into the woods, but couldn’t see it.
As odd as it seems, it was the first time I ever saw a bear in the wild in N.J.

About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

18 Responses to A bear on the loose in Roxbury

  1. Ted Doty says:

    Well, I’d of waited a bit to see if momma was following. Regardless of how timid the bears might seem, don’t get between mom and her cub

  2. David X Johnson says:

    It’s an omen, Fred … from right to left, the bear traversed … the market will tank before the mid-term elections and the left will be the casualty. :p

  3. Ed Ramirez says:


    It must have been a liberal Bear

  4. Tea Party voter says:

    I am so happy for you Fred.

  5. Ed Ramirez says:


    It must have been a liberal Bear otherwise you might be a gonner

  6. Mark in Rockaway says:

    Two bears are eating a clown they caught and killed, one bear says to the other: “Does this taste funny to you?”

  7. ChubbyPaul says:

    Another Snowflake classic blog! Any other cool stuff happen to you?

  8. Hey ChubbyPaul, why don;t you write about the great deal the Dark Horse got?

  9. a better world says:

    maybe you should write about the great deal the dark horse got and the real reasons for the sweet deal…you are, after all, the reporter…

  10. Yes, In fact, we wrote about that today in my column; we also had an edit a week or so ago

  11. ChubbyPaul says:

    Snowflake, did you go to the bathroom yet today? Did you see any squirrels outside? Be honest, does the Daily Record really pay you?

    You really need to make your 2 sentence stories more interesting.

  12. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    And the last time before this that you saw a bear was in 5th. grade

  13. That bear was BAER!

    And by the way ChubbyPaul, I bet I get paid more than you do

  14. ChubbyPaul says:

    Snowflake, I am sure you are just as wealthy as you are interesting. Keep up the great work. Please let us all know if you see any rainbows after it rains this afternoon.

  15. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    YO Chubby Paul, dont mess with Fred.

  16. morrissoothsayer says:

    I think Chubby and Fred should meet face to face…That’s one battle of wits I would love to see…Wonder which one of the two wouldn’t show for THAT debate?

  17. Ted Doty says:

    Well, the battle would actually be Fred’s wit vs a half witted Chubby Paul

  18. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    chubby needs a good smack down.

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