“Upon officer’s arrival, said bear forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made its escape.” –Estes Park Police
The incident happened near Fall River Road in Estes Park, Colorado, Friday night and it’s suspected the bear was drawn in by the scent of garbage. Please read the statement below from Colorado Parks and Wildlife about securing your house and vehicles from bears.
Please see the message below originally posted by our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
“For your safety, and the lives of these bears, PLEASE close and lock ALL windows and doors to your house and vehicles. Make it a routine to check everything is closed up before you go to bed or leave the house to do errands.
Some of these vehicles were clean of any attractants (not even a crumb), and multiple cars in the same area. This shows that some individual bears are so habituated to receiving food from vehicles that some are going car to car seeing if they are unlocked, even if they don’t see or smell food.
Please do your part to keep bears wild. Bears are extremely smart, which means we all have to be too. Sometimes it’s literally as easy as a push of a button or flick of a lock.
Please report any human-bear conflicts to CPW. These reports help us wildlife officers do proactive patrols and identifying high conflict areas where officers can provide directed education to residents and visitors and help prevent bears from becoming habituated to human-derived food sources.”