EASTON - A bear, tagged with number 211 and known for wandering backyards in various Fairfield County towns, was hit by a car Monday night and had to be put down, according to police officials. The Easton Police Department was notified of a reported black bear that had been hit by a motor vehicle around 6:20 p.m. on Route 136 near Wilson Road, Chief Richard Doyle said. He said arriving officers found a bear - with ear tags No. 211 from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - suffering from serious injuries. Doyle said the bear had to be put down. DEEP was notified and responded to remove the bear. The driver of the vehicle that hit the animal fled before police arrived. The bear, which Doyle said weighed around 125 pounds, is the same one seen wandering Trumbull earlier this year, and other towns like Westport. But a Facebook group - with nearly 5,000 members - has tracked Bear 211's movements throughout Fairfield County since the group was created at the end of May. Earthplace, a nature discovery and environmental learning center in Westport, will host a free talk with a bear expert at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is encouraged online . Wildlife in Crisis, a Weston-based volunteer organization that helps wildlife, said in a post on Facebook that Bear 211 was "beloved by residents in Westport, Weston and surrounding towns." "He swam in pools, he sat on porches, he lingered on lawns and he roamed," Wildlife in Crisis said. "He touched the hearts of many during his short time on this earth."