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Bear Spotted in West Hartford, Connecticut

The bear was seen on Juniper Lane in West Hartford and eventually wandered through some back yards and up the mountainside. (Published Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015)

A bear caused some excitement in West Hartford on Thursday morning, after it was spotted in the area of Juniper Lane and Avondale Road around 7 a.m.

Neighbors said it's common to see large bears because they are near a reservoir, and they eat from bird feeders before going into hibernation, but this bear did not have a tag, indicating that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been in contact with it before.

If you spot a bear, watch from a distance, and report the sighting to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection online or call 860-424-3011.

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