GREENWICH, Conn. - A bear was tranquilized and fell out of a tree in the backyard of a home on Hamilton Avenue in Greenwich Wednesday afternoon.
Officers with rifles were seen entering a wooded area behind a multi-family home at 151 Hamilton Ave. around 2:30 p.m. Neighbors were being waved away from the scene, where rustling and yelling was heard.
"It's all good now," said Capt. Mark Kordick of the Greenwich Police Department.
The bear cub weighed 70 pounds, Kordick said.
The bear may have been spotted in Rye Brook, N.Y., Tuesday night. The first sighting occurred at 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening, when a resident driving home saw two black bears - a mother and a cub - crossing Ridge Street near the entrance ramp to the Hutchinson River Parkway, Rye Brook police Lt. Eugene Matthews said.
Moments later, police received a call from a resident in the same area reporting two bears in their backyard, Matthews said.
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