GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A bear captured in Connecticut on Wednesday was not a local, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

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The bear caught in a Greenwich neighborhood near I-95 was, at one point, tagged in New Jersey.

Greenwich Conservation Director Denise Savageau said she expected the state to report a young male captive, but it was an approximately 2-year-old female black bear weighing about 150 pounds.

Female black bears are known to wander over a much smaller territory than males.

“Did she get confused? It’s always interesting what’s the life cycle of bear and how they disperse out,” Savageau said to Murnane.

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She said this is something new.

“It’s not common. That said, every time you say what is common behavior for wildlife, I find that wildlife doesn’t like to be common all the time,” she said. They often don’t do what is predictable.”

Savageau said this capture does not indicate a trend and there is not clear that black bears will be nesting there in large numbers this winter.

To make her way to Greenwich, the wandering bear may have found a handy pathway, perhaps the train tracks lined with backyards, stocked with bird feeders and trash cans, Murnane reported.

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