Colorado Parks and Wildlife has euthanized dozens of bears so far this year

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BOULDER, Colo. — Reports of attacking humans, breaking into homes and rummaging through trash has forced Parks and Wildlife to euthanize 72 bears so far this year.

Now, many people in bear country are trying to figure out the best way to coexist. Many towns are holding meetings on how to manage living around bears and what to do keep themselves and the animals safe.

Working with Boulder’s Urban Wildlife Conservation, Valerie Matheson, says bears have been spotted in new areas of town.

“For folks east of Broadway and for folks that are now keeping goats and chickens, those are newer things and I don’t think there’s a universal knowledge that bears will be east of Broadway,” Matheson said.

She says it could be for several reasons. “It could be individual learned behaviors from an area, it could be that, again, there’s unsecured trash that has been a benefit to the bears that went through and they’re kind of staying.” she said.

Unsecured trash is a big factor. In the last couple of months, bears have been caught on cameras rummaging through trash bins outside of businesses and homes.

Jason Clay works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says just because you don’t live in the mountains, doesn’t mean a bear can’t end up in your neighborhood. “We don’t want to put down bears so anytime there are things that can be done to prevent that, then we’ll take those steps,” he said.

Even though there have been 72 bears euthanized so far this year, Clay says it’s a low number in relation to the number of calls they receive.

“If you look at the total overall calls that we get — and keep in mind we don’t get a lot of calls on bears that actually get into trash — we’ve had about 3,500 bear calls so the number that we put down is less than 2%”

This article was first published by The Denver Channel on 21 August 2019.

 

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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Why has the answer to any animal-related problem is KILL, KILL ,KILL……Are we so arrogant and superior that we think that’s the answer to everything. Perhaps its time human beings woke up and realized that WE are killing our planet, our home, our world NOT the animals.

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colorado, if you expect to continue to be a popular place for vacations you will need to clean up your act and start treating animals better.

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Yeah, keep on encroaching on the habitat of these poor animals! I thought there were still some humans around with a shred of humanity. Karma is sure to follow.

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QUIT KILLING ALL THE BEARS!!!!!!!!!!

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It’s the bear’s territory! Where do you expect them to go?

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It’s the bear’s territory! Where do you expect them to go?

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It’s the bear’s territory! Where do you expect them to go?

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EARTHLINGS.COM

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EARTHLINGS.COM

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EARTHLINGS.COM

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WHY ????????????????????

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WHY ????????????????????

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WHY ????????????????????

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When will we learn????

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When will we learn????

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When will we learn????

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Stop building houses on there side of the park.

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Stop building houses on there side of the park.

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Stop building houses on there side of the park.

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Our country’s collective parks and wildlife “management” seem to be nothing more than fancy dressed killers.

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Our country’s collective parks and wildlife “management” seem to be nothing more than fancy dressed killers.

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Our country’s collective parks and wildlife “management” seem to be nothing more than fancy dressed killers.

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Human deplorables! May KARMA bless them horrifically! Should consider it for humans

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Human deplorables! May KARMA bless them horrifically! Should consider it for humans

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Human deplorables! May KARMA bless them horrifically! Should consider it for humans

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It’s pretty sad how Colorado treats it’s wildlife

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It’s pretty sad how Colorado treats it’s wildlife

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Despicable how Colorado retreats it’s wildlife

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Humanity has become nothing but monsters to all life in it.

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Humanity has become nothing but monsters to all life in it.

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Humanity has become nothing but monsters to all life in it.

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misMANagement

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misMANagement

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misMANagement

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SICK of ORGANIZATIONS DETERMINING THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH ISSUES IS TO KILL. SO MUCH FOR USING THEIR BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SICK of ORGANIZATIONS DETERMINING THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH ISSUES IS TO KILL. SO MUCH FOR USING THEIR BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SICK of ORGANIZATIONS DETERMINING THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH ISSUES IS TO KILL. SO MUCH FOR USING THEIR BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WHY?

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WHY?

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WHY?