Bear cub struck, killed by a vehicle in Torrington

Litchfield

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) – A bear cub has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Connecticut.

The Republican-American reports that the black bear cub was struck in a wooded residential area of Torrington about a mile from Burr Pond State Park on Monday evening.

Animal Control Officer Debbie Gath and officers from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to the scene.

Gath says the mother bear watched from the woods, so Gath sent bystanders away over concerns that the mother would charge.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed the cub from the roadway.

The driver that struck the cub stayed at the scene but declined comment.

___

Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Litchfield

Coronavirus peaks: When each county is estimated to see its max virus-related hospitalizations

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Coronavirus peaks: When each county is estimated to see its max virus-related hospitalizations"

Thomaston teachers roll through town for students before distant learning takes hold

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Thomaston teachers roll through town for students before distant learning takes hold"

Litchfield Distillery making hand sanitizer out of their own alcohol

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Litchfield Distillery making hand sanitizer out of their own alcohol"

Region 14 schools temporarily close after student reportedly exposed to coronavirus from diagnosed family member

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Region 14 schools temporarily close after student reportedly exposed to coronavirus from diagnosed family member"
More Litchfield

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss