The town of Simsbury has a big bear problem, and it’s not just worrying residents, it’s also costing the town thousands of dollars.
As of October 23rd, there have been 525 sightings. The town has used well over $10,000 with officers responding to calls.

But the real concern is the potential risk of someone getting hurt, and First Selectman Eric Wellman says that the town has “reached a point where we can’t afford to just do nothing,” and “They’re everywhere. There’s no part of town that is spared.”

Right now, the bear population is estimated to be about 800 and state environmental workers estimate that number will grow by 10 percent each year.
The Department of Energy and Environmental protection logged these communities with the highest number of bear calls over the last year.

A spokesperson urges people to remove bird feeders near homes and to keep bears away from garbage, as talks continue on what to do about Connecticut’s growing bear population.

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