On Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Bloomfield Police Department responded to a call that a bear had attacked a dog.
Residents on the 200 block of Duncaster Road told police that their dog had died after being brought to a vet.
There have been multiple reports of sightings of an adult female bear and three cubs in the Duncaster Road and Adams Road area over the past few days, but no calls were made to the Bloomfield Police Department.
The Bloomfield Police Department has released the following list of safety measures that residents should take, and visit the CT DEEP website for more information:
- Remove bird feeders and outdoor pet food
- Keep garbage in a locked garage, shed, or outbuilding, or away from the house if no outbuilding is available
- Use exterior lighting
- Keep dogs leashed, especially at night and during periods of low visibility
- Be noisy when exiting the home to alert bears of your presence