Moose, Bears, Turtles and Other Connecticut Wildlife

There have been thousands of bear reports in the state over the last year. Some of you have spotted them, others spotted other forms of wildlife.

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Maura Wheeler
Family of 4 in my yard I have a fox and her 4 cubs living in my back yard. We have been watching them closely, as we have a small dog, the size of the cubs. But so far they haven't bothered us, though the cubs are coming closer, I think they want to play.
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Debbie Baker
This bear was spotted peering into a window at a home in Goshen on Thursday.
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Emily Cole
These adorable fox kits were spotted in a front yard in Goshen.
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Cheryl Pempek
A huge bobcat lounges in a back yard in East Putnam on April 26, 2017.
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Nancy Peloquin
This snow has driven the deer right up to the house. Well they've got to eat, just wish it wasn't our rhododendrons! Brookfield, Conn.
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Scott
Black Bear Photo Black Bear in Burlington, CT
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Marybeth LeFevre
Even bears like takeout in Avon.
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ROBIN RADWAY
FOX FOX IN SALEM
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ROBIN RADWAY
FOX FAMILY RAISING THEIR KITS IN OUR BACKYARD IN SALEM
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Walter Allen
young black bear in wolcott Young male black bear came for a visit and a snack and stayed for an hour and a half.
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Walter Allen
Snacking in Wolcott
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Walter Allen
Taking a nap in Wolcott
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South Windsor Police
A moose wandered down Chapel Road in South Windsor around 11 a.m. on Monday. He wandered off and police said they haven’t received any more calls on him.
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ROBIN RADWAY
DEER DEER IN YARD IN SALEM
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NBC Connecticut
Drivers in Farmington slow down for the turtle who crossed the road on Memorial Day weekend
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Shell Fic
A bear was looking for some food in a West Hartford neighborhood on Monday, May 16, 2016.
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Bob Fregeau
Look who paid a visit to this home in Torrington!
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Deb McKeon and Carl Merz
This mama bear and her two cubs cooled off in a West Hartford swimming pool!
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Sara Moeller
Sara Moeller spotted this moose in Bloomfield on July 3, 2015.
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Tanner Kriedel
Tanner Kriedel spotted this bear on Hyde Road in West Hartford.
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Linda Nadeau
Viewer Linda Nadeau saw a bear in her yard 32 Carriage Drive in Farmington on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. "Very big, but not really surprised to see it," she said.
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Jimena Florit
Bears playing in Manchester.
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Linda Nadeau
Viewer Linda Nadeau saw a bear in her yard 32 Carriage Drive in Farmington on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. "Very big, but not really surprised to see it," she said.
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Nick Mandeville
This bear was spotted in Middletown on Dec. 12.
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Maureen Ford
Maureen caught a glimpse of this bald eagle outside the Albert Solnit Children's Center in Middletown.
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Judy
Judy saw this turkey on a truck in Meriden.
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Courtney Marie
This bear was spotted in Avon.
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Dan A. Frosceno Jr.
This bald eagle was spotted flying in Fairfield.
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James George
Black bear spotted in Union
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James George
Black bear spotted in Union
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James George
Black bear spotted in Union
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James George
Black bear spotted in Union
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This deer paid a visit to Killingworth a few days ago
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Tony Mathews
Moose spotted in Granby.
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Tony Mathews
Moose spotted in Granby.
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Colleen Crowe
A bear was spotted outside Farmington High School on Aug. 23, 2014.
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Andrea Booth
This bald eagle was spotted flying over Coventry Lake on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.
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James Joseph
A bear and her baby were spotted enjoying some birdseed at the Krom residence in Bristol on June 26.
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Lauren Montano-
This moose was spotted in Avon.
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Meghan Lembo
This moose was spotted off of Queen Street in Southington on Thursday.
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Bonnie Zownir
Bonnie Zownir spotted this moose in Southington.
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Tina Foley
A moose trotted through a neighborhood near Thompsonville Road in Suffield on Tuesday.
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Davis Hoffnagle
Spring Bear Cub These pictures where taken on 04/26/2014 from our home in New Hartford CT A mother bear was watching a cub in a tree directly out my window . She paced around the house and hung around for about an hour until the cub came down and ran off with the mother..
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Davis Hoffnagle
Spring Cub These pictures where taken on 04/26/2014 from our home in New Hartford CT A mother bear was watching a cub in a tree directly out my window . She paced around the house and hung around for about an hour until the cub came down and ran off with the mother..
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Davis Hoffnagle
Spring Cub Bear These pictures where taken on 04/26/2014 from our home in New Hartford CT A mother bear was watching a cub in a tree directly out my window . She paced around the house and hung around for about an hour until the cub came down and ran off with the mother..
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Submitted
Moose spotted in West Stafford this morning.
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Emma Stankevitch
This animal, that appears to be a bobcat, was spotted in the parking lot of the Big Sky gym on Commerce Ct. in Newington on Monday.
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The Barry Family
The Barry family sent in this photo of a black bear that showed up on their doorstop in Winchester and came face-to-face with their Corgi.
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Karen Oakes
These cubs were spotted in a parking lot in Farmington.
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Danelle Lyn
These baby bobcats were spotted in the parking lot of a business park on Route 6 in Farmington.
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Karen Oakes
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Jennifer Kozek
This bear showed up outside a home in Oxford on July 20, 2015.
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Karen Oakes
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Karen Oakes
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Karen Oakes
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Karen Oakes
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Local Wildlife These were taken August 1st in W. Hartland yard. Young bear who can climb with no fear of heights. He also likes Sunflower seed. Walt Conroy West Hartland
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Layne Cox
This bear was spotted at Pond Place in Avon.
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Sue Burns
These bear cubs were spotted in Canaan on March 29, 2013.
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Linda Nadeau
A bear has breakfast in a Farmington yard.
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Marissa
This bobcat was spotted on Cedar Hill Road in Simsbury in March 2013.
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Dr. Scott Lindsay
This moose was spotted crossing Town Farm Road in Farmington on Thursday. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued a warning to drivers because the moose was seen near I-84.
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A baby bear climbs a tree in a backyard in Avon.
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Samantha Grobard
The Grobard family of Simsbury spotted this bear on Rocklyn Drive.
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Barbi
Barbi writes: Saw this fellow on route 44, just walking out of the woods on Saturday. We camped at American Legion State Forest and there were two spotted on campground. One was on our site where he tipped a pot of cooking oil over and proceeded to make greasy paw prints on our site!
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Bears in backyard, Farmington.
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Thej Singh, Avon
Thej Singh writes that the family came home to this last July so they are on the look out again. The cubs were up a tree in the back yard.
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Darlene Harrigan
The bear is in the backyard in Bristol, approximately 10 feet from back door.
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Thej Singh
Then the bear hopped on the water table.
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Little raccoon looking for some dinner on the front lawn:)
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Briana Taupier, of Ellington
Briana Taupier, of Ellington, took this photo of a raccoon in the front yard. He was catching and eating little pieces of bread that Briana and her boyfriend were tossing up to him,
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Karen Berry
This bear showed up at a holiday BBQ this weekend in Canton.
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Chip Atzbach, of Manchester
Chip Atzbach took this photo of a red tail hawk at a friends house in Glastonbury on Saturday.
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This bear turns up in Barkhamsted often.
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Donna Salad, of Simsbury
Bears have a snack.
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Having an afternoon snack.
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Deb Palmer
The bear came right up to the front door of the Palmer house in Bantam. The door is closed, but he stuck his nose right in the window next to it and stared right in.
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Bloomfield
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This turtle decided to select a spot in front of a local patio to lay her eggs.
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Kerr Family
The Kerr Family reports that these beauties were in their yard in Stafford Springs.
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Christine Forcier
Backyard visitor in Burlington
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Ralph Kiertianis
Fox cub in Preston.
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Rose Dyer
Rose Dyer caught this bear munching on bird seed from her birdfeeder in Litchfield.
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Look what the cat brought in!!!!!!
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Nell Chevalier
Ann Moore, of Stonington, had stored her bicycle helmet in her bike basket sideways over the winter. Several weeks ago, she wanted to go for a ride, but noticed activity in the helmet. They were finally able to take the helmet out of the basket this weekend.
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Donna Salad, of Simsbury
A bear and two cubs were enjoying a summery afternoon.
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NBC Connecticut
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Local Wildlife These were taken August 1st in W. Hartland yard. Young bear who can climb with no fear of heights. He also likes Sunflower seed. Walt Conroy West Hartland
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Local Wildlife These were taken August 1st in W. Hartland yard. Young bear who can climb with no fear of heights. He also likes Sunflower seed. Walt Conroy West Hartland
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Local Wildlife These were taken August 1st in W. Hartland yard. Young bear who can climb with no fear of heights. He also likes Sunflower seed. Walt Conroy West Hartland
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Local Wildlife These were taken August 1st in W. Hartland yard. Young bear who can climb with no fear of heights. He also likes Sunflower seed. Walt Conroy West Hartland
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Alexander James
Bear Eating Lunch Bear enjoys berries right off the tree. Taken in southwestern Farmington.
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D Carlsen
Red Tailed Hawk visitor He/she was sitting on the wires then flew down to pose for a picture right in front of us.
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Linda Nadeau
Hungry bear spotted in Farmington
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
Re: You asked for great Bear pictures My husband and I have some fantastic footage and multiple pictures of a mother bear and three her cubs playing in my side yard. All while my husband, friend and son are enjoying the day on the deck at our home in Avon, CT. The bears are sweet and listened when spoken too. They stop by all the time ,so much our chickens are use to them.They stopped by for about an hour hanging out and playing even Photo bombing Our younger Son Gunner Propiescus .They also seen to like football “ Go Bears!!!! Here is 2 video’s. This video shows the two young boy cubs playing while the older sister schools them and listen’s to momma bears training this was shot on 4/18/15 in Avon, CT The other one is A friend of ours Dante Demay putting water down as its a hot day and Mom bear gets a bit to close. Bears playing. https://youtu.be/U69_9z8MpCw .Black Bears in Avon Ct getting a little to close for comfort not to mention making us Waite a while to get the much needed yard work started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6hZckEcUI0 Please feel free to contact us at
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Carmen Propiescus
A mother bear and her three cubs play in a backyard yard in Avon.
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Emily Cole
Pup poses for a close up
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Emily Cole
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Emily Cole
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Emily Cole
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Tyler Pierzchalski
Bear in the road I saw this bear in the road today
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Plainville momma Bear Backyard in Plainville eating Apples that the neighbors tossed, protecting 4 cubs that were in a tree
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