Patch’s Poll: Is it Just Us, Or Are There More Bears in CT These Days?

The bear shooting incident in West Hartford is just the latest in a string of sighting this year.


Bear sightings are common in places like Litchfield County, which is one of the more rural areas in Connecticut.

But, so far, 2012 has had a few notable sightings in the more populated, suburban areas of this state.

Just last week, encountered a bear that reportedly attacked his dog, prompting the man to pull a gun out and fire at the bear.

A black bear earlier this month, last month, , and there were more sightings in Avon, , and so on.

The Department of Environmental and Energy Protection has the full list of reported sightings this year.

Do you think there are more bears now in Connecticut than there has been before? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Ann Lewis July 20, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Please note that the bear in West Hartford was provoked by an off leash dog, by the dog owner own admission!


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