USA Update In wake of fatal bear attack in New Jersey, how often do humans meet bears?

A Rutgers University student who was killed in an attack by a black bear has prompted questions about how common such attacks are and what the best way is to stay safe in the event of a human-bear confrontation.

By , Staff writer

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Last weekend, a Rutgers University student was killed by a black bear while hiking in a wooded area of northern New Jersey.