Second Bear Spotted In Two Days


A young black bear was spotted in a neighborhood on the west side of Colorado Springs. Homeowners told 11 News that bear has been in their area for about the last month.

"(The bear) kind of went high this time. Uh, yeah, I was a little worried about her, I thought she was going to jump on the roof," homeowner Patrick McGlynn said.

11 News was there as the black bear made its way down the tree on 33rd Street and Bijou. Neighbors told us it had been up there for several hours, but it's also not the first time they've seen it.

"You can usually see her walking up inside the, uh, street around noon every day," McGlynn said.

They watched through windows, and captured videos on their iPads, as the bear figured a way down and out of the neighborhood. Although typical for the west side of the city, some people were still in awe.

"It was exciting, this is interesting, and you know, it, really, it puts things in perspective, like we are surrounded by wilderness, we're in their territory. It's pretty cool," resident Eva Cavaille-Coll said.

Friday, a mother and three cubs were spotted in a neighborhood just west of Fort Carson. Wildlife experts told us, they most likely came down overnight.

Department of Parks and Wildlife did not have to be called in to help, they said in these types of cases, it's best to let the bears come down on their own.


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