Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bear who attacked man near Aspen killed

This morning a homeowner in Snowmass entering his garage to feed his dogs was charged and clawed by a 350-pound male bear. The man suffered minor injuries but was able to retreat back inside the home and dial 9-1-1. Pitkin County Sheriff's deputies and DOW District Wildlife Manager Kevin Wright were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. Upon arrival the bear remained in the garage despite having the opportunity to flee into the surrounding woods. The bear behaved aggressively toward officers and the bear was shot and killed.
Bears are currently preparing for hibernation by consuming large quantities of food. Apparently dog food is on the list. Usually though, black bears aren't so aggressive.


AndyW said...

That is one MEAN looking bear!

Stephen Colbert said...

Godless killing machine

- there, I said it.

Sue said...

I can attest that the Snowmass area has a ton of bear activity. I have twice had encounters with bears in Colorado, and both times were in Snowmass. Once, a bear crossed the road between Snowmass and Aspen, and another time, one walked behind my wife and I in the tiered parking lots by the hotel.