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WEST HARTFORD -- A bear was spotted sitting in a tree in a West Hartford backyard for most of Tuesday.

The bear was about 30 feet up in a tree behind the home on Lostbrook Road. Police officers were in the area while children were going to a nearby school.

A spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they did not respond to the scene, however they reminded people to stay away from bears that have come into areas with humans.

The home owner called police around 6:30 a.m. A small crowd gathered outside the home to watch the bear in the afternoon.

The bear climbed down the tree just after 5:00 p.m. and ran off.

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