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Bear Tranquilized, Removed From Stratford Yard

A black bear like the one seen here was recently tranquilized and removed from the backyard of a Stratford home.
A black bear like the one seen here was recently tranquilized and removed from the backyard of a Stratford home. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

STRATFORD, Conn. – A black bear cub was tranquilized and removed from a Clover Street backyard Friday, but not before causing the evacuation of a little league field, according to News 12.

The animal was first spotted around 5:30 p.m. after he cut through several backyards before hopping a fence and climbing up a tree, according to News 12.

The animal drew the attention of surrounding homeowners and many of the children playing a Little League baseball game nearby, according to News 12, which reported that the teams were told to evacuate the field while state environmental officials tranquilized the bear and carried it to a pickup truck.

According to News 12, bear attacks are uncommon in the United States with just two occurring on average each year.

Click here to see the News 12 report .

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