Plagued by Bears, Connecticut Now Lets Residents Shoot and Kill Them

From a New York Times story by Amelia Nierenberg headlined “Plagued by Bears, Connecticut Will Now Let Residents Shoot and Kill Them”:

Earlier this month, Sara Grant was inside her home in Sherman, Conn., a small town near the New York border. Her 2-year-old was upstairs. Her newborn daughter was in her arms.

Suddenly, she saw her 4-year-old son, Gavin, running up the driveway, sobbing. A bear was close by.

“I screamed louder than I had ever screamed before,” she said.

Ms. Grant’s golden retriever, Jake, leaped forward and chased the bear off the property, driving it into the woods.