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Posted on: May 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 5/26/21: Wildlife Advisory of Bear Sighting in Trumbull

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On Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, the Trumbull Police Department and Animal Control Office received reports of bear sightings on Deer Run Dr. and Putting Green Rd. where a bear was seen getting very close to a home, and another moving near a residential swimming pool. Recently, there have been several bear sightings in Trumbull to include the Indian Ledge Park and the Tashua areas of town.

On the morning of Friday, May 21, there were also reports from residents in the areas of Barnswallow Drive and Scenic Hill Road reporting a bear getting into garbage and bird feeders. One of these reports stated that a bear even went onto a deck while the resident was outside cooking on a grill.

There has been more than one bear observed in these areas, one of which was spotted with small cubs. Another had previously been tagged with #211, and was known to have been in the West Hartford, CT area. Nobody has been injured or made contact with the bear, but residents are strongly urged to be aware of these circumstances and to take precautions.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has been notified of these incidents, and has even assigned a bear biologist to work together on these matters.

The following information was obtained from the DEEP website: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Fact-Sheets/Black-Bear