CT DEEP says more wildlife sightings doesn't necessarily mean more animals

Have you noticed more wildlife during the pandemic?
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there are more sightings of bobcats and bears across the state.
When it comes to moose and deer, this is the time of year animal moms push their offspring out of the nest to make room for their new babies.
That along with so many people doing more outdoor activities, like hiking, wildlife sightings that would have happened during deer hunting season are being reported all year round.
There are a couple of other factors at work -- social media pumps up the excitement around animal sightings and the people who moved to the area recently may be more surprised than people who have lived here for years.