Orange, CT police report black bear sightings near Derby Avenue

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ORANGE — The Orange Police Department has noted an increase in reported black bear sightings in neighborhoods near Derby Avenue over the past two days.

Although bear appearances are common in Connecticut, authorities request that residents only contact them if the bear poses a threat or there is an emergency.

Officials urge the public not to feed or approach the bear, emphasizing that these animals are typically in the area for foraging.

Maintaining a safe distance and respecting wildlife are key measures for ensuring both human and bear safety.

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