Bear activity increases in early spring. There have been multiple sightings in Southbury in the Bucks Hill Road, Reservoir Road and Woodland Hills Road areas.
Baby ducks have been rescued from a catch basin in Bethel. Police and firefighters found 4 ducklings in the pipe crossing Apollo Road at Gemini Road. After flushing the ducks to one side, emergency responders were able to scoop them from the water with a lacrosse stick. Local children helped with the rescue. The four ducks were secured and transported to Wildlife in Crisis in Weston.
(Photo: Bethel Fire &EMS)
Danbury Animal Control received a report last week that a dog had fallen down a 7 foot hole between two walls. Firefighters responded and determined that the do was about 3 feet down in a space, no wider than 14 inches. Firefighters were able to deconstruct enough of the concrete wall to give the dog enough space to get out. Animal Control says things became a little tense a couple of times while Maya was stuck and refused keep her muzzle on, but was eventually happy to be freed.
(Photo: Danbury Animal Control)