In-home Connecticut bear encounters rise

More bears entering Connecticut homes
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They stroll in and make themselves right at home.

And they're doing it more than ever. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental

Protection's Jenny Dickson says this is already a record year for bears entering into homes

across the state.

Sixty five reports so far.

That is way up. Ten years ago, the number of reports of bears entering into Connecticut homes was just four.

Dickson says bears are desperate for food this time of year as they try to put on weight

before going into hibernation.

All of Connecticut is bear country, she says, so keep your doors and windows locked.

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