Derby police warn residents after black bear sighting

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A large black bear was spotted in Derby and police are warning the public to stay away from it.

The bear was spotted in the area of the Derby hilltop on Franklin Avenue, Coe Lane and the Derbyshire Condominiums.

Police are reminding residents to stay away from the bear and to not attempt to feed it.

In 2018, there were about 9,200 bear sightings in 153 of Connecticut's 169 towns.

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