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.
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.