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    DEEP uses tranquilizers to relocate mother bear and cubs from inside a Simsbury home

    By Bailey Wright,


    SIMSBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A family of bears were tranquilized and relocated after making their way into a Simsbury home Tuesday, according to officials with the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP).

    Officials said wildlife biologists and EnCon Police received reports of a sow (female bear) and three cubs inside a home around 7:30 a.m.

    Bear killed after entering Simsbury home

    Upon arrival, they found the bear and her cubs still on scene. Biologists decided to tranquilize the group for relocation, based on field conditions and cub location.

    The bears were released to a large wooded area more suitable for them.

    DEEP has resources about black bears and the best practices to reduce their potential conflicts with them on the agency’s website .

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