Danbury, Connecticut resident Camila Bortolleto spotted a bear near her home on Monday evening and shared this video of the sighting with The Mercurial.
The bear was spotted on Park Avenue, which is just east of the Danbury Mall.
Learn more about the return of black bears to Connecticut in the article by “CT Naturalist” Will Michael, “Black Bears Are Back in Connecticut.”
Michael writes that bears were extirpated from Connecticut in the mid-1800s but are making a steady comeback into the state, spreading further south into Connecticut and New York each year. Numerous black bear have been sighted in both Fairfield and Westchester Counties.