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Bear Wanders Coleytown Area

UPDATE A black bear first spotted Saturday night in Westport’s Bayberry Lane area near Highland Road and Tupelo Road early today was tracked to Silver Brook Road in the Coleytown area, police said.

He was seen at about 6:05 a.m. around 28 Silver Brook Road, according to reports from the scene.

In an updated advisory to residents at 6:40 a.m., police said: “Black bear actively roaming in the Weston Rd area seeking residential garbage. Bear is not aggressive. Do not approach, be aware of your surroundings when outside. Take caution when letting your pets out.”

In a CodeRed telephone message to area residents Saturday night, police advised people to refrain from feeding or making contract with the bear. “Just leave it alone,” the message said.

Police said “there are no reports of the bear being aggressive. As a precaution, closely monitor children and domestic animals while outside.”

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