TUESDAY NIGHT: Shelton bear spotted again, is observed by police officers

Shelton police were contacted about a bear sighting at about 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday on Daybreak Lane, the same road where the bear reportedly was observed on Monday evening.

According to police, Shelton officers responded and were able to observe the bear in the rear of a property on May 5. Then the bear went back into the woods and police officers lost sight of it.

State environmental (EnCon) officers also responded but, aided by the Shelton police officers who had arrived first, were unable to locate the bear again.

Near the Route 8 highway

Daybreak Lane is a dead-end road between Old Stratford Road, Armstrong Road and the Route 8 highway. It is accessed from Old Stratford Road.

On Monday night at about the same time, the bear reportedly had been observed pushing around trash cans on Daybreak Lane.
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Click below to see a photo taken of the bear on Wesley Drive in Shelton on April 30:
This location is near multiple sightings of the bear on Thursday, April 30, in the vicinity of Mill Street, Bridgeport Avenue, Long Hill Cross Road and Old Stratford Road.

The Daybreak Lane location shows the bear was able to get to the other side of the Route 8 highway (eastern side toward the Housatonic River), likely via Old Stratford Road.

Wooded areas, Stratford border

Daybreak Lane is extremely close to the Stratford border. It also is near the Cranberry Estates residential development off Armstrong Road.

Roads in the immediate vicinity include Partridge Lane, Dome Drive, Warner Hill Road, Sterling Ridge, Far Mill Crossing, James Farm Road, Peters Lane and Coppel Lane. The Farm Mill River condo complex in Stratford is nearby as well.
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State agency offers advice on avoiding problems with bears; click below:
The neighborhood has wooded areas, a pathway for power lines, and a large swampy area that includes Cranberry Pond. The Black Brook is located near Daybreak Lane and Route 8 in the vicinity.

The Tuesday night sighting on Daybreak Lane would seem to make it less likely the bear had been seen on Adams Drive in Shelton’s Huntington section on Tuesday morning, as had been reported to the police.