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Bear From New Jersey Captured In Connecticut

Connecticut environmental officials say young black bear captured after wandering through a neighborhood in
Greenwich had traveled from New Jersey.

Bear in Greenwich, Connecticut
Bear from New Jersey tags captured in Greenwich, Connecticut (Waterford, CT Police)

Town Conservation Director Denise Savageau tells the Greenwich Times authorities found a tag
on the bear that had been placed there by New Jersey officials.

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Savageau says some bears can travel up to 200 miles from where they were born as they search for food.


Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, told the Times he did not know the bear’s gender or age except that the bear is young, but old enough to move out on its own.

The bear was tranquilized on Spring Street Wednesday afternoon after wandering through several backyards.

It will be relocated to a Connecticut state forest.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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