WETHERSFIELD - Wethersfield Police are warning residents to be on alert after several reported bear sightings around town.
The first bear sighting was reported Wednesday, June 12, on the Berlin Turnpike Near Arrow Road. Thursday, June 13 bear sightings were reported the area of Desmond Drive around 7:30 a.m., on Wells Road near Mapleside Drive at 8:10 a.m. Two bears were seen together on the golf course at Wethersfield Country Club at 10:30 a.m., and finally a homeowner on Clarkridge Road reported a bear in his backyard around 2 p.m.
Wethersfield officers dispatched to these areas did not locate the bears. The state Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) was advised of the sightings.
“Residents should be aware of their surroundings and are reminded that bears are attracted to garbage, pet food, compost piles, fruit tress and birdfeeders around houses,” police said. “Homeowners should take the necessary steps to make sure their homes and yards are not attracting bears.”
Anyone who sees a bear in Wethersfield is encouraged to call the Wethersfield Police Department at 860-721-2900.