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: