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In Fairfield County, Newtown's Where The Bears Are

Newtown has had more recent reported bear sightings than any other town in Fairfield County, according to data from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

 

According to data from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) -- the agency that tracks Connecticut's wildlife -- Newtown has had more bear sightings since April 2012 than any other town in Fairfield County.

A bear was photographed and filmed in nearby Brookfield Friday, 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.

Have you seen a bear in Newtown lately? Tell us about it in the comments and/or add your photos and videos to our Neighborhood Gallery.

michael krafcsik April 02, 2013 at 05:22 PM
people will have to be careful when they see a mother with cubs....don't get between them......she can be pretty mean....

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