BURLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- A dog and a bear are dead after an attack in Burlington Monday afternoon.
According to the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, the bear attacked a dog at a home on Bradley Road at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Officials said it was a mother bear who was with three 4-month-old cubs.
After several hours of searching for the cubs, DEEP wildlife biologists were able to humanely capture the three bear cubs and bring them to a safe location.
DEEP said they have had success in relocating younger cubs.
According to state police, the homeowner told officers that when she let her two dogs out, one was immediately attacked and killed by the bear.
Police said the back bear was found near the dog and it became aggressive towards one of the officers.
The bear was euthanized by officers on scene.
"I heard a guy yelling and then I heard like four gunshots," said Monica Jaskot, a neighbor.
Neighbors said the mother bear has been terrorizing their homes for weeks.
"I yelled at him and he stoop up, scratched the tree and was growling," said Craig Macdonald.
While neighbors say it's sad two animals died, they were worried about their children being outside.
"Our son comes out here and to him, they're a big teddy bear, so he wants to run over and play with it. God forbid I turn my back for a second," Jaskot said.
DEEP officials want to remind residents to take precautions with the growing population of bears in Connecticut.
The latest statistics show Connecticut is home to 700 bears and the population is growing at a rate of 10 percent each year.
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