A resident on Bunker Hill Road has told Patch she spotted a moose Thursday morning.
The animal was on the road near Bourbourtown Road, walked up it a ways and then veered off toward 179.
Moose sightings in the have increased in recent days and generally do in the fall due since the "breeding or “rutting” season begins in September," according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Animals can travel long distances seeking a mate.
This year, sightings have included the animal shot in New Britain as well as sightings in Farmington, East Haddam and New Milford.
According to DEEP, moose are especially dangerous to drivers as they can be hard to spot at night and can crash through a windshield after they are struck.
Last fall DEEP wildlife biologist Andrew LaBonte estimated that there were between 75 and 100 moose in the state.
Most of the moose settle in areas like Barkhamsted, Hartland, Colebrook and further west LaBonte said.
The Connecticut population seems to be largely self-regulating due to factors such as disease and heat stress, he said at the time.
Patch has a call out to DEEP in hopes of getting some updated information.
Residents can also view the DEEP fact sheet on the animal.
DEEP requests residents report any sightings, which can be done through this online form.
Read more about a moose sighting in Collinsville last fall: