Connecticut family finds black bear hibernating under their outdoor deck: ‘Not bothering us’
A family in Connecticut recently discovered a black bear hibernating underneath their deck, and they were able to capture the animal on video.
On Dec. 30, Plainville-resident Vincent Dashukewich and his girlfriend, Olivia Unwin, were playing with Vincent’s dog when they noticed something was off with the pup’s behavior, according to the Dashukewich family.
When the dog began acting scared and avoiding the backyard deck, Vincent Dashukewich found a bear taking shelter, Vincent’s sister, Tyler Dashukewich, told Fox News Digital (SEE THE VIDEO at the top of this article).
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The family said they contacted the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, DEEP.
North American adult male bears can weight up to 550 pounds, according DEEP’s website.
During a hibernating period, a bear’s heart rate will slow down and their internal body temperatures will lower, shared DEEP on their website.
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DEEP added that there has been an increase in Connecticut’s bear population and that “bears may find suitable denning conditions around human…
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