Colorado man shoots, kills bear after it entered his home

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Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 7:03 PM MDT
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DENVER (AP) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a man shot and killed a bear that had entered his home looking for food early Saturday morning.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Rachael Gonzalez said Monday the nearly 400-pound bear flipped a lever handle door and found dog-food inside the home in the ski-resort town of Steamboat Springs. Homeowner Ken Mauldin confronted and shot at the bear multiple times, killing it. Colorado has roughly 12,000 bears, and break-ins aren’t uncommon. Residents shooting and killing bears in self-defense, however, is rare.

Gonzalez says Mauldin had a right to shoot the bear since he felt threatened.

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