Multiple Black Bear Sightings on North Wilton Road
Following multiple sightings in town this week, New Canaan Police are reminding residents that bird feeders, compost and garbage cans left out will attract black bears. A black bear was seen on North Wilton Road at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm, and then two more were seen together on the same road in northeastern New Canaan on Wednesday afternoon. She urged residents to have hazing tools on hand, such as horns that make loud noises, and bear spray. “Knowledge about hazing is important and please do not feed bears,” Halm told NewCanaanite.com.
She added, “A fed bear is a dead bear.”
Halm’s tips on coexisting with black bears include:
Do not hang bird feeders on porches, decks or patios. Take bird feeders in at dusk.