Seven Bears Killed In Western Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Seven so-called problem bears have been killed in the past nine days in western Colorado.

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials say bears are facing a diminished supply of natural food and some have learned to associate human habitation with food, breaking into homes and campsites, and digging through garbage.

Those bears that come into contact with humans are tagged and relocated. On their second contact with humans, such bears are put to death.

Late-spring frosts and a dry summer in parts of the state have decimated the usual food supply, including berries and acorns, and many bears are following their noses into town.


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  • by Ann Location: Smith on Aug 8, 2007 at 05:36 AM
    What is wrong with the human race, they take over wildlife habitat and then kill. Stop killing animals! Shame on you.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:48 PM
    Quit killing animals and find another solution!
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