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1 year 6 months ago

Black bear has craving for schnitzel

COLORADO SPRINGS - He's Yogi without the manners, and he has a serious craving for schnitzel and sauerbraten. Security cameras at Edelweiss restaurant captured video of a large black bear literally walking away with the dumpsters Tuesday night to get at the scraps inside. "I was impressed, I'm surprised...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs man recovering after bear attack

Wildlife officials say a 50-year-old Colorado Springs man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by a black bear while camping near Lake San Cristobal in southwestern Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says the man was camping in a legal but undesignated area when he...

2 years 6 months ago

Bears causing problems near Aspen

U.S. Forest Service officials are telling Aspen-area campers to lock up their food to keep bears away. Forest Service officials said Wednesday that visitors to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District's developed recreation sites and the Lincoln Creek and Castle Creek designated dispersed campsites are being ordered to store all food, cooking...

2 years 6 months ago

Video of the Day: Hungry bears

A few hungry bears made themselves at home in a roadside dumpster. The only problem is they couldn't get out afterwards! Luckily a kind neighbor helped them out. Click here to watch our Video of the Day.

2 years 7 months ago

Bears trash same home 3 times

BEARSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The upstate New York hamlet of Bearsville is living up to its name. The Times-Herald Record of Middletown reports that a mother bear and her cubs trashed a family's home in Bearsville several times earlier this month. The Knowles family arrived at their home on July...

3 years 5 months ago

Stuffed bear stolen

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police are searching for some thieves who pulled off a bear of a burglary at a western Pennsylvania bar. Uniontown police say five patrons pushed an 8-foot mounted bear over a second-floor railing at the Eagle's Nest bar early Sunday morning. The men fled in...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado teen in "good condition" after bear attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Four teens among wilderness survival students who survived a grizzly attack in Alaska have left the state to return to their hometowns. Bruce Palmer, a spokesman for Wyoming-based National Outdoor Leadership School, says the students who departed are 16-year-old Sam Boas of Westport, Conn., 17-year-old...

3 years 7 months ago

Bear in house reported

A bear has been reported inside a house in the 1400 block of Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. The Department of Wildlife is asking that Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. be shut down, though the bear may already be out of the house. We have reports that some residents had locked themselves...

3 years 7 months ago

Bear bites boy

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A black bear went into a tent in a central-Colorado campground and bit or scratched a sleeping teenage boy's arm. State wildlife officials say the boy was camping out with his family in the mountains near Leadville when the bear grabbed him early Friday. Colorado...

3 years 7 months ago

Pueblo bear relocated

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 400-pound black bear found roaming through the south part of Pueblo has been moved out of the neighborhood. Police tell the Pueblo Chieftain that the bear was first sighted early Wednesday. Sgt. Joe Garcia says police got several calls about the bear, but no...

3 years 8 months ago

Southern Colorado fires grew overnight

Two wildfires, the Bear Fire and the Purgatoire Fire, in Las Animas County experienced some growth due to high winds and dry conditions. The Bear Fire has burned about 6,800 acres on Horseshoe and Barela Mesas and is estimated at 15 percent contained. A small part of that fire...

3 years 9 months ago

On wildlife accidents and road kill permits

Earlier I posted a story about Cyndi Walker who was hit by a bear last night as she was driving home from work along Austin Bluffs Parkway. A spokesperson for the Colorado Spring Police Department says drivers should report all traffic accidents involving wildlife even in situations like Cyndi's where...

3 years 9 months ago

Bear hunting bill fails

DENVER (AP) - A bill allowing more time for bear hunting in Colorado has died as this year's legislative session winds down. The proposal was postponed on the House calendar Tuesday. It won't have enough time to pass this year because the Legislature adjourns Wednesday. House Bill 1294 would have...

3 years 10 months ago

Bear population grows, rules questioned

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving wildlife officials more say over when bears can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March 1 to Sept. 1. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Bear aware tips for spring

The Colorado Division of Wildlife says it's time to prepare for bears. Black bears are opportunistic feeders that will eagerly exploit any available food source. "During the summer, a bear's primary concern is finding food," said Albert Romero, a District Wildlife Manager in De Beque." It's a lot...

4 years 1 month ago

Rules will ban bear hunting in caves

DENVER (AP) - Bear hunters say it's unethical to kill an bear in its den. But after a northwest Colorado hunter killed a black bear in a cave last month, Colorado wildlife officials are moving ahead with a formal ban on den hunting. The state Wildlife Commission decided unanimously...

4 years 6 months ago

Tranquilized bear tumbles from tree

Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning. Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard. She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared...

4 years 7 months ago

Alaska cop uses Taser on black bear

An Alaska police officer used his Taser to discourage a small black bear that had gotten into someone's fish fryer. Lt. Dave Parker delivered a 30-second burst of 100,000 volts to scare away the bear from a house. Parker told the Anchorage Daily News the bear flipped on its...

4 years 8 months ago

Bear season safety tips

Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The...

4 years 8 months ago

Bear put down for breaking into home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials killed a 375-pound black bear after the animal repeatedly broke into a small home in Manitou Springs. Department of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin says the bear more than once went through a window of the apartment and went back outside after finding...

4 years 8 months ago

Teen hiker dies on Colorado peak

A young, but experienced hiker is dead after a fall on one of Colorado's 14,000 foot mountains. Kevin Hayne, 18, of Highlands Ranch slipped and fell into a ravine Tuesday on Little Bear Peak. Hayne and a friend were rappelling down the side of the mountain when Hayne fell....

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