Adorable Bobcat Cubs Spotted in Farmington

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 3:07 PM EDT
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People who live and work in Farmington have had their cameras ready to capture images of bobcat cubs as well as mama bears and their cubs in town this week.

Karen Oakes took photos of bobcat cubs on Spring Lane in Farmington around noon on Tuesday and shared them with us.

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She said these little guys have been hanging around the parking lot.

According to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, bobcats are quite common in Connecticut.

Chris Weigel shot video of a mother bear and two cubs walking through his yard this morning, shared it on YouTube and Tweeted it to us.

Bear sightings are not uncommon in Connecticut, especially in Farmington.

There have been 218 reports in town between July 19, 2012 and May 29, 2013.

Learn more about black bears here.

If you spot a bear, state environmental officials recommend you:

  • Enjoy it from a distance.
  • Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms or walk slowly away.
  • Never attempt to feed or attract bears.
  • Report bear sightings to the Wildlife Division, at (860) 675-8130.
     

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