Police: Homeowner shoots, kills bear attacking goats in pen

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say a man shot and killed a bear that was attacking his goats.

Police say the man’s wife woke him early Friday after hearing noise from the goat pen on their Wolcott property. The man ran out to the pen where he saw a bear attacking his goats.

Police say the man fired a shotgun at the bear before it ran into the woods. According to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the bear was found dead.

A goat was injured in the attack but is expected to survive.

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