Bear Chases Runners In Connecticut, Euthanasia Planned

Connecticut officials say they plan to euthanize a bear that chased two runners in separate incidents at a game refuge in Granby.
Bear Chases Runners In Connecticut, Euthanasia Planned

GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they plan to euthanize a bear that chased two runners in separate incidents at a game refuge in Granby.

Wildlife experts and police with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called to the McLean Game Refuge on Monday afternoon. By late Monday, they trapped the bear believed to have chased the runners.

Environmental police believe the bear is a year and a half old and weighs about 140 to 160 pounds.

One of the runners who encountered it had a chest laceration, but police say it's not clear if he was scratched by the bear or by bushes or brush he ran through while fleeing.

Authorities say they plan to kill the bear because of its aggressive behavior.



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