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MAP: CT Black Bear Sightings

A look at bear reported bear sightings in Connecticut through February of this year.


A bear was photographed and filmed in a Fairfield County backyard recently, the second over the last year, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the agency that tracks Connecticut's wildlife.

According to the DEEP, 2,776 bears sightings were reported between April 2012 and February 2013, with the most coming from Farmington (239), Burlington (200) and Torrington (168).

Learn more about black bears and their resurgance in Connecticut on the DEEP's website.

Past Articles on Bears

  • Black Bear Season: Middlebury & Woodbury Sightings and Safety Tips
  • Connecticut Man Charged in Shooting of Black Bear [POLL]
  • Madison's Bear B-1 Caught And Killed After Being Deemed "A Problem Bear"

Have you seen a bear in Bethlehem, Middlebury, Watertown, Woodbury or another town? Tell us about it in the comments and/or add your photos and videos to our Neighborhood Gallery.

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