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Dog, owner injured, another dog found after running away from physical encounter with a bear in Simsbury

Animals and Wildlife

SIMSBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A man and one of his dogs were injured while another of his dogs has been found after running away following an encounter with a bear Sunday morning in Simsbury.

Simsbury Police report that a man was walking three dogs between 7:30-8 a.m. in the McLean Game Refuge off Firetown Road near the Granby town line about 20 minutes from the Eddy Loop trailhead when they encountered a bear on the trail.

Police say the bear bit one of the dogs. The owner attempted to intervene and was bitten in the leg by the bear.

One of the other dogs the man was walking, a Golden Retriever named Lucy, ran away during the incident. She was missing for some time before being found Monday morning.

Police say the man has been treated by medical professionals and is expected to be okay.

For tips on what to do if you encounter a bear, click here.

Simsbury Police is working with CT DEEP, who is handling the animal encounter aspect of the incident.

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