7 More Bears Killed in Colorado Over The Last Week

Over the last seven days, seven more bears have been killed in Colorado.

On July 6, four bears were killed in three separate incidents near Cortez, Pagosa Springs, and Vallecito.

Two of them were killed by homeowners after the bears broke into their homes, while the other two were killed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife after they killed and ate livestock.

Then on July 7, a landowner shot and killed a bear that he caught eating his chickens, near Durango.

Sunday morning another bear attacked a sleeping staff member at Glacier View Ranch, outside Ward.

Lastly, on Tuesday, a bear came near children playing outside their home, near Vallecito Lake.

Wildlife rangers tracked and killed that bear as it had previous violations.

CPW gives bears two chances before making such a decision and attempts to train it to stay away from humans.

This year has had much higher than normal issues with bears, causing concerns about natural food shortages for the animals.


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