Bear euthanized in Guangzhou; 1 of 4 cubs died: DEEP – NBC Connecticut


A bear that broke into a Canton home has been euthanized and one of four cubs with the bear died after being tranquilized, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. .

DEEP said they believe the bear that was euthanized is the same one that broke into several homes in Canton.

DEEP said Environmental Protection Police responded Monday to a report of a bear attempting to break into an occupied residence on North Mountain Road in Guangzhou. Officers discovered that a bear had attempted to break in through the front door.

The person who was home at the time tried to scare the bear away by ringing a bell and the dog was also barking, but the bear tried to break in through a window. He eventually left and disappeared when officers arrived, according to DEEP.

Three hours later, EnCon officers received a call from East Hill Road, about 400 yards from the location of the first call, after residents returned home to find the bear had smashed a window and ransacked the kitchen, according to DEEP.

Officers found a bear at the edge of the property with food taken from the house and DEEP said the bear showed no signs of fear or distrust of people, which is not typical of a bear savage.

Because the bear has entered homes or attempted to enter occupied homes, and shows no signs of fear or dislike of humans, DEEP said, the decision was made to euthanize the bear. bear for public safety.

A bear settles in Canton by breaking into homes. Homeowners say the same bear has entered their homes multiple times this week.

After the bear was euthanized, officers at the scene found four six-month-old cubs in a nearby tree and captured them for assessment and relocation.

DEEP said all four were captured, but one of the cubs failed to revive after being tranquilized and died.

The three surviving cubs were released in a remote wooded area. DEEP said it has “excellent habitat for bears where they can forage for natural food sources without the risks of human interaction or habituation.”

DEEP said it has received multiple reports in the past two weeks from the area of ​​a bear with four cubs repeatedly entering homes, sometimes while people, including children, were inside, and they think the bear in the reports is the same bear that was euthanized.

“The bear has been aggressively conditioned multiple times over the past week by DEEP EnCon Police and has continued to break into homes despite these efforts. DEEP set three traps for this bear in an attempt to capture; but the bear did not enter any of the traps and continued to exhibit increasingly dangerous behavior,” said a DEEP press release.

They said the habituation of the bears is extremely dangerous for the public, as well as for the bears.

DEEP warns that bears should never be fed, intentionally or not.

They said feeders and bird seed should be removed from late March through November, barbecue grills should be kept clean and stored in a garage or shed, trash should be secured in airtight containers, kept in a garage or a closed storage area and put outside the morning of collection and animal food must not be left outside, and animals must be fed inside.

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