Bear sightings are common in places like Litchfield County, which is one of the more rural areas in Connecticut.
But, so far, 2012 has had a few notable sightings in the more populated, suburban areas of this state.
Just last week, in West Hartford encountered a bear that reportedly attacked his dog, prompting the man to pull a gun out and fire at the bear.
A black bear earlier this month, last month, , and there were more sightings in Avon, , and so on.
The Department of Environmental and Energy Protection has the full list of reported sightings this year.
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