A bear is roaming in Naugatuck this morning and police are urging residents to keep pets inside, keep house doors closed and refrain from approaching the bear.
Naugatuck police said they received a report of a bear near Birch Lane, on the west side of Naugatuck, at 9:20 a.m.
When officer went to the area to try and find the bear, it went into the woods near Deepwood Road.
Police are asking anyone who sees a bear to call authorities at 203-729-5221 or 203-729-5222 so they can continue to reach out to residents on where it was seen.
You can also report a bear sighting on the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Web site.
There have been 4,414 reported bear sightings in Connecticut in the last year, including three in Naugatuck.