The Trumbull Police Department, Trumbull Animal Control, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have been continually receiving complaints regarding several sightings of black bears in the North end of town. The animals have been causing alarm with residents, due to their close proximity to homes and curious behavior that is unusually close to neighbors, where they are likely searching for food.
The Trumbull Police would like to confirm that they are coordinating efforts, and working together with, the Trumbull Animal Control, CT DEEP Wildlife Division, and wildlife experts to document these matters and provide important safety information to residents on what to do, and how to limit the attraction of bears to their property.
Below are a few links to learn about, and get a better understanding of, how to live and coexist with bears. There is one direct link to DEEP’s “Living with Black Bears” page and another link to “Bear Wise”, which are great resources regarding bears that were created by bear biologists.
Related: 5/26/21: Wildlife Advisory of Bear Sighting in Trumbull