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Carl the goat, attacked by bear in Connecticut, dies

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut say a goat attacked by a bear late last week has died.

Police say the Wolcott man was awakened early Friday by his dog barking and his goats screaming.

The man ran out to the pen, enclosed by an electric fence, where he saw a bear attacking his goats.

Police say the man fired a shotgun at the bear before it ran into the woods. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the 300-pound to 350-pound bear was later found dead.

The 100-pound goat, named Carl, was taken to a veterinarian and died on Saturday.

Police say the goat's owner, whose name was not released, was not charged because state law protects people protecting livestock from predators.


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