Bear found @ Colorado Renaissance Festival
Bear found @ Colorado Renaissance Festival

If one of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers didn’t yell “HUZZAH” when they extracted a black bear from renaissance faire in Larkspur its a seriously missed opportunity. The 80-pound black bear known as Smoky wondered onto the 60-acre renaissance faire property fashioned after a 16th-century Tudor village on Sunday. Smoky decided to take a break under an artisan booth that sells honeycombs. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the scene who secured the area until Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers arrived to escort the bear off the property. The King and Queen were pleased with their bravery and we think knighthood should be bestowed.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Statement:

Well, we can safely say that what we see at the Larkspur Ren Fest never disappoints! On Sunday, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies had to deal with an uninvited guest who, quite frankly, did not want to leave.

An 80-pound black bear, one they named Smoky, ventured onto the Ren Fest property and decided to take a break under one of the buildings. Ironically, it was under a building that sold honeycombs. Deputies moved all patrons away from the area and watched the bear until Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northeast Region wildlife officers could get there.

The bear didn’t seem bothered by any of us; he even found a ball to play with while he rested. Smoky was safely taken out and released in a better-suited place for him, away from humans.

images from dcsheriff & Colorado Renaissance Festival 

Unofficial Networks Newsletter

Get the latest snow and mountain lifestyle news and entertainment delivered to your inbox.

Hidden
Newsletters
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.