Monday, July 27, 2015
Westport police tonight reported another black bear sighting, this one on Sunnyside Lane, off of Meeker Road between Bayberry Lane and Sturges Highway.
The report followed by three days a black bear appearing on the back deck of a home on Charcoal Hill Commons, less than a mile from tonight’s sighting. (See WestportNow July 24, 2015) It was followed by two other bear sightings in the area.
“This evening the Westport Police Department received a report of a Black Bear sighting in the area of Sunnyside Lane in a wooded area behind a residence,” a police news release said.
“According to the report the observer lost sight of the bear as it traveled through the woods. This sighting is not far from the area in which a black bear was seen over the past few days.”
The police release repeated instructions on what to do when a bear is sighted—notify police and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division at (860) 675-8130.
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