Bear Kills Dog on Stonefield Road in Avon

Jun 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story, Wildlife

A mother black bear killed a cocker spaniel on Stonefield Road in Avon on Friday afternoon.

Animal Control Officer Beverly LaPlume found a 40-pound bag of bird seed leaning against the house. According to the DEP, people should not leave seeds exposed in their yards or bird feeders between April and snowfall because it attracts bears.

The DEP tranquilized the 225-pound bear and her two cubs, which were in a nearby tree during the attack. Her cubs weighed 18 and 20 pounds. The mother and her babies were tagged so the DEP can track them, now that they have been released back into the wild.

The mother bear was to be collared and tagged, “where she can be removed from the scene and reunited with her cubs,” Walsh wrote.

Read more here: Bear Kills Dog on Stonefield Road in Avon – Canton, CT Patch.

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