SHELTON POLICE ADVICE: How best to keep a bear away from your property

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The Shelton Police Department has offered the following advice for residents to minimize the possibility of attracting a bear to their property:

 

Residents should always take certain precautions in order to lessen the degree of black bear activity occurring within their neighborhoods, such as:

— securing trash containers and placing them curbside as close to pickup time as possible.

— washing or spraying trash containers with a disinfectant in order to eliminate food odors.

— removing bird feeders.

— if household pets are fed outdoors, removing the bowls and food soon after feeding.

 

A black bear was observed in multiple locations on Thursday in Shelton. with the last reported sighting being around 8 p.m. near Old Stratford Road, Bridgeport Avenue and Route 8.

Click below to see a photo taken of the bear on Wesley Drive in Shelton on Thursday morning:

www.sheltonherald.com/67504/photo-bear-spotted-in-near-home-in-shelton-on-thursday

 

 

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