Black bear

Black bear
A New Jersey man is recovering after being attacked by a black bear near his home Wednesday morning.

The man told authorities that he found the bear eating leftover cat food on his porch in Pohatcong Township, Warren County, near the Pennsylvania border.

The man apparently startled the 450-to 500-pound animal, which swiped at him, then ran away into a nearby cornfield.

The man was hospitalized for treatment of lacerations to his arm, Pohatcong Township police said.

The state Department of Environmental Protection's Fish and Wildlife division is working to trap the bear, authorities said.

The man had seen the bear frequently but it had never approached him before, James Kern III, the township's mayor, told NJ.com.