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Sen. Beth Bye Backs DEEP's Plan to Euthanize "Problem" Bear

State Sen. Beth Bye met with state wildlife officials on Tuesday and is backing the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's decision to euthanize a bear that tangled with a woman walking on a trial at Sessions Woods last week. "This is not the bear’s first encounter with humans,” said Bye, D-West Hartford. “I have conferred with state biologists to determine how dangerous this bear is, and whether it’s a danger to hikers and homeowners. On average, there is a bear sighting reported every two hours – day and night – in Connecticut, over 4400 sightings in the past year. The public needs to be aware of how to react when they see a...