Bear Population on Rise in Connecticut

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Wildlife

Bear sightings are practically a daily occurrence in the northwest corner of Connecticut. In the past year, there have been 340 bear sightings in Avon alone, and speculation of bear dens near commercial areas, such as busy route 44.

These bears are lured into neighborhoods by bird feeders and garbage cans, and seem to be fearless in their efforts. Paul Rego, a biologist for the Wildlife Division of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), comments “we receive dozens of calls every week from people who just are not happy having bears living close to them.”

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