Black Bear Causes Stir in Rockfall

Resident says she was terrified of leaving her home after spotting bear two days in-a-row last month.


Patti Rogers stopped into Middlefield Town Hall on Tuesday morning and her visit stirred some unusual excitement.

Rodgers, who lives on Lorraine Terrace in Rockfall, brought in a photo of a black bear she says she watched walk through her back yard twice last month.

"He was just roaming my yard, just going around and around in my garden, breaking down bushes," Rogers said. "I couldn't go out grocery shopping because I was so afraid it was going to come after me."

The bear was spotted on June 25 and again the next day in Rogers yard, which is a short distance from Route 66.

"I called the State Police and the DEEP and they said to me they don't do anything because there's been so many sightings," she said, showing the photo of the bear walking past her son's old tree house.

The bear, which had a tag on each ear, was uninterested in three bird feeders on the property Rogers said.

A total of four black bear sightings in Middlefield have been reported to the DEEP over the past year, according to the agency's website.

A back in May, prompting a Patch reader to warn her neighbors of the visitor.

Rockfall Resident July 03, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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John DiStefano July 06, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Saw one in my yard here in Killingworth on the 4th. Was on hind legs at our empty backyard picnic table, before heading out. This bear also had 2 ear tags as well.


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