A black bear was killed by a NJ town's police after it broke into a house yesterday.

The Bergen Record reports, "According to West Milford Police Chief Timothy Storbeck, dispatch received a call at around 10 a.m. today from a homeowner reporting a loud noise coming from the downstairs family room. The chief said that noise was caused by an approximately 200-pound black bear that apparently gained access to the home—and a bag of cat food there within—via a lower level window."

The female bear, a 200-pound three-year-old, left the house from the same window, and responding officers "euthanized" her. According to WABC 7, "The DEP said police were in their rights to kill the bear because it was showing aggressive behavior." Apparently bears that enter homes are considered "immediate threats."

NJ government has said that the black bear population needs to be thinned out, but opponents say they are faking the numbers to justify increasing the hunt to 16 days.