Multiple bear sightings reported in Easton

June 11, 2018

EASTON, Conn. (AP) — Multiple bear sightings have been reported in southwestern Connecticut.

Police say five people called in to report bears in Easton Thursday between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The callers all said they saw a bear calmly walking through their yards.

Another caller reported seeing a black bear cross the street in Easton Friday around 7:20 a.m.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says 20 bear sightings have been reported in Easton between June 2017 and May 2018.

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