Black bears caught on camera in Ansonia, Winsted

ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH)– There’s been a recent uptick in bear sightings throughout the state.

In Ansonia, a black bear cub was recently caught on camera, playing with a bird feeder at a home.  Police tell News 8 that they are concerned about finding the bear’s mother.

News 8 also received a Report It video from Winsted, where a homeowner caught another black bear just passing through on her home security camera.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection estimates a ten percent increase in the bear population every year, as well as a rise in encounters between humans and black bears in Connecticut.

State lawmakers say there will be no bear hunting season.

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