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Bear aggressive with state trooper

The same day this photo was taken in Lime Rock a bear attack was reported by Troop L on Monday, May 20, in Burlington. Photo by Scott Whalen

Photographer Scott Whalen snapped this very intimate photo of a large black bear on a warm early evening on Monday, May 20, in Lime Rock. 

While bears are becoming an increasingly common sight in the Northwest Corner, remember not to step too close for a photo or any other kind of interaction (long lenses are recommended for photos).

A bear attack was reported by the State Police at Troop L on that same day (May 20 at about 1:30 p.m.) in Burlington, which is just east of Torrington. 

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