An 82-year-old Windsor man is charged with killing a bear in his back yard. Wildlife officers called to the Poquonock Avenue residence found a dead black bear, about five or six years old, weighing about 250 pounds.
Another bear, about a year old, roaming nearby, was tranquilized and relocated.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says environmental conservation police determined the bear had apparently caused damage to a bird feeder in the yard, and was shot with a .30 calber rifle while it was in a tree.
John Rocha was charged with illegally killing a black bear and with illegal hunting.