He thought he saw a gorilla.
Nah, just a bear.
Wall Township Patrol Officers responded to Allaire State
Park on Atlantic Avenue after a bicyclist reported seeing what he believed was
a gorilla sitting on a downed tree along one of the trails.
The cyclist, Michael Dugan of Summit, took several photographs which were turned over to police. Upon review of the photographs, it appears that the gorilla may have been mistaken for a bear.
The animal was not aggressive towards Dugan. The photographs and this agency’s findings were turned over to Officer Rahmin Ghaffari of the N.J. Parks Police for further investigation.