Colorado Parks And Wildlife Terminates 7 Bears In 2 Weeks Following Human Interactions

Colorado Parks And Wildlife Terminates 7 Bears In 2 Weeks Following Human Interactions

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Colorado Parks And Wildlife Terminates 7 Bears In 2 Weeks Following Human Interactions

An American Black Bear | Photo: Alan Vernon | Cover Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

It’s been a tough past two weeks for bears in the state of Colorado after 7 were terminated following human interactions– some of which turned violent.

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The Denver Post report indicated that the latest bear incident occurred at Vallecito Lake just southeast of Silverton, CO and involved a mom and her two boys being chased by a black bear. Luckily, they sought refuge in a nearby cabin are were not harmed. The bear on the other hand was tracked down using dogs and euthanized shortly after

Other human related incidents that resulted in euthanization included bears killing livestock, breaking into homes, and one particularly violent event that included a camp counselor just outside of Boulder being dragged out of his sleeping bag by the head. Wildlife officials believe the problem will most likely get worse in the state of Colorado before it gets better as bears have become more and more used to human-based food sources such as garbage cans and unprotected food sources.

Find the entire Denver Post report here: At least 7 bears killed in Colorado in just over a week

 

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