Another bear sighting in the Greater Danbury area. A bear was seen near the shoulder of Interstate 84 in Southbury this morning between exits 16 and 17. It was seen scampering away from the highway.
There was a bear spotted Thursday by LaQuinta hotel off I-84 near the Bethel-Danbury line. A Ridgefield resident also reported seeing a bear in their backyard last Wednesday off Spectacle Lane.
State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife biologist Jason Holly says the bears are not looking for contact with people, but rather looking for food. DEEP advises residents not to keep bird feeders outside, keep trash covered and clean barbecue grills thoroughly.