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Bird On A Wire
Susan Young called the on August 6 to report a large bird caught in wires on Southward Road. Animal Control Officer Jim Roy reported the bird, a red-tailed hawk, appeared to be fine and was on the wires.
Renee Anderson, a Lakeview Court resident contacted police on August 6 and said she believed her dog was poisoned.
Naugatuck resident Sergio Silva's dog ran into the water at Hop Brook Dam on August 4, chasing a gaggle of geese. Silva called police because he thought his dog was in danger of drowning
While police and a ranger were on their way, the dog was rescued by a passing kayaker and brought back to the beach.
Dead Black Bird Discovered
A dead black bird was discovered in a Yale Avenue yard on August 3 and Monica Kjeldsen called police asking if the bird should be tested. She was told by police that testing was not necessary and asked to put the bird in a black bag and dispose of it in the garbage, police said.
Coyote Sighting on Stevens
Larry McKernan of Stevens Road called police to inform them of a coyote sighting at approximately 10:41 a.m. Thursday, August 2.
Middlebury residents have seen their in the past.
Dog Attacks Skunk
On July 30, Middlebury police were en route to the state animal virology lab to drop off a skunk for testing.
Yvette Merrifield of 180 Richardson Drive called police after her dog attacked and killed a skunk on July 30. The tests of the skunk came back negative, police said.
Skunk Near a Substation
On that same day of July 30, a caller reported a possibly rabid skunk near a substation on Middlebury Road.