Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Troublemaking Aspen bear shot

Division of Wildlife officers shot and killed a bear that struck an Aspen woman after it entered her condo 2 weeks ago.

The bear was located using a GPS tracking collar, placed on the bear earlier this year as part of a research project examining urban black bear behavior.

The bear opened a sliding glass door at the woman's house. It clawed her in the face after she surprised the bear in her home.

4 comments:

Stephen Colbert said...

Did you really have to use the word "troublemaking" to describe this bear? Can't we just agree they are all troublemakers? Movin' on...

Anonymous said...

The bears might consider the humans who moved into their wilderness territory the "troublemakers." Not all bears wind up in someone's home. How many closed, secure, bear-proof trash cans were in the area? Or are the people around the condo still putting out garbage in cans and enticing bears to invade human space.

Teleken said...

Sad story, Aspen bears have had a rough go of things for several years now.

stephen colbert said...

anonymous, you sound like every other bear sympathizer out there.