Connecticut DEEP catches a bear in the center of Salisbury

State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), at right in photo, and Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand, at left, chatted while state biologist Lyndsay Stockwell put cream-filled doughnuts in the bear trap’s bait basket. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SALISBURY — One of the bears that has been spotted almost daily in Salisbury village was captured by a bear trap set behind a business on Academy Street. The bear wandered into the trap at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, according to a neighbor who said she heard the door of the trap slam shut. 

At press time, state biologists were on their way to pick up the bear trap and move it to an undisclosed nearby location. More photos and a story will appear in the July 26 edition of The Lakeville Journal.

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