Goat Attacked by Bear in Ellington

An Ellington family wants the state to find a bear that attacked their goat on Monday.

They heard the goat make an unusual noise and came outside to find the animal badly hurt and a bear on their property on Buff Cap Road.

According to family members, they tried to scare the bear off, but it stood its ground before eventually wandering away.

The goat, named Bulwinkle, had to be euthanized, the family said. A second goat was not injured.

Representatives from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are expected to visit the house today, according to the goat's owners. They want the state to track the bear and kill the bear, but aren't sure if that is what the DEEP will do.

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