Family of black bears rescued from CT storm drain, DEEP says

SIMSBURY – A mother bear and her two cubs were rescued from a storm drain in Simsbury this week, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Conservation.

Environmental Conservation Police with DEEP were called to a neighborhood Wednesday. Officers initially thought the bear was using the drain to travel or take a break from the heat, but soon realized it needed help.

“When they say it takes a village, it sure does,” said Connecticut State Environmental Police a Facebook post.

Environmental police, as well as members of the Simsbury Police Department and city crews, removed storm drain covers and brought in a 10-foot log to help the bears out.

“After some time and some cub calling from our bear biologist, the mother and her 2 cubs got out of the drain,” the agency said. Then the family of three went to find a tree where they could rest.

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