Last year it was , this year it's bears.
It seems like each week there is another new report of a bear sighting in central Connecticut. A on Interstate 91 last week. A for a green snack in a backyard in Meriden recently and another one lounged in a before scooting off into the woods. have been reported in the region around Cheshire.
There have even been confirmed and unconfirmed sightings of .
According to the state Department of Environmental Protection here is the breakdown of reports of bear activity in this area from June 26, 2011 to June 24, 2012:
- Avon, 115
- Canton, 97
- East Granby, 35
- Farmington, 146
- Granby, 43
- Simsbury, 95
- West Hartford, 19
To learn how to react if you see a bear and to reduce the likelihood of an encounter, read the DEEP's Black Bear Dos and Don'ts tip sheet.
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