Officers Defend Killing Bears in Colorado Springs

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State wildlife officials are defending decisions to kill six bears this week that busted into two different Colorado Springs homes.

Wildlife officers killed a mother bear and her two cubs after the cubs rummaged through a home Tuesday. Another mother bear and two cubs were euthanized Thursday after the cubs entered a home near the Broadmoor Hotel.

Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin says people have questioned why the bears weren't relocated. He says while some bears that get into trouble are moved, that doesn't always work. He says bears that break into homes for food often keep doing it.

Wildlife officers have killed 10 bears in the area this year.