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    no description (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

    A pair of bears caught rummaging through trash in a residential New Jersey neighborhood apparently weren't prepared to share the goods with each other. 

    Montville Township resident Tracey Bednash captured video of the two bears battling one another at a tipped garbage can on trash day.

    Bednash said she saw the bears in the cul-de-sac in Towaco sauntering toward her neighbor's recycling bin.

    "It's not uncommon for them to come around here on garbage day and ransack the cans," Bednash told NBC 4 New York in an email. "The huge mama bear was seen around the neighborhood the past week or two. I'm sure she was lurking around." 

    Johannes Stehle/dpa via AP

    The state Division of Fish and Wildlife warns residents to never feed or approach a bear. Repeated black bear damage or nuisance behavior can be reported to the DEP at 877-927-6337.