Bear Follows Bicyclist on Farmington Trail: DEEP

A bear followed a man Monday who was riding his bike on the Rails to Trails path in Farmington on Monday, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) said.

The bear came out of the woods and followed the man on New Britain Avenue near the intersection of Oak Ridge Street around 3 p.m., DEEP said.

"The bear did not make any physical contact with him and broke away from him after a short while," DEEP said.

Farmington Police and DEEP officers responded after the man called authorizes and calmly said a bear took a swipe at his back tire, but missed.

The bear is still on the loose and DEEP plans to put a bear trap in the area to see if they can capture it.

There have been no previous reports of bear activity in this area.

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