Forum on black bears held in Burlington after recent attacks

Hartford

Dozens of Burlington residents gathered at town hall to discuss living alongside black bears on Tuesday night after two recent attacks.

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Last week, officers had to shoot and kill a mother bear after it attacked a family dog. Before that, a bear got into a pen at a family farm and killed five goats.

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State environmental officials tell News 8 their goal at the meeting was to educate folks. They handed out ‘Be Bear Aware’ flyers and answered questions.

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