Black Bear Spotted in the Danbury Town Park Area
Here we go again with another black bear sighting!
According to the NewsTimes, a black bear was out for his daily 30-minute walk around the neighborhood yesterday (August 15) in the Danbury Town Park area on Hayestown Ave, when he decided to check in and see if any of his bros were at the PAL building. Mr. Bear strolled by the door while taking a peek inside. Maura Keenan, the executive director of the Police Athletic League (PAL) told the NewsTimes:
Had he taken two steps to the right he would have been in the building and we all would have been in shock.
Not to worry, Maura, when Mr. Bear interviewed, he told the reporter he was looking for his two brothers because they had plans to stop by the Lakeside Pub for a couple of beers, and then a quick swim in the lake before heading back to their den.
The bear beat paws away from the PAL, while heading to Great Plain Road where he ducked out of sight, alluding police. This past Saturday, a Brookfield homeowner spotted a bear in his backyard, weighing in at around 185 pounds, with big dark ears. DUH! When asked, "What do you think you're doing?" The bear replied, "Hey, I'm homeless because I'm a freakin' bear, so I'm looking for something to eat!"
Since 2014, there have been 500 bear sightings in the greater Danbury area. What do you do if you encounter a black bear? Animal experts will tell you to back away slowly, do not make eye content, make a lot of noise, do not feed the bear or get between the bear and its cubs. If you're far away and see a bear, simply leave it alone, because it will eventually move on.