Young bear found shot |

Young bear found shot

PITKIN COUNTY A 40-pound, juvenile bear was found shot in the Lazy Glen Trailer Park on Saturday afternoon. The animal was in a shed, but Department of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton could not comment about whether the animal was killed in the building or moved there. “We’re looking into everything,” Hampton said, and he could not say whether the incident was a case of poaching, self defense or “somebody trying to do bear management on their own.” Bear season is in the fall, and it is rare they have any bear killings outside the season, Hampton said. “At this trailer park we’ve had some challenges in the past with people not taking care of their trash and bird feeders,” Hampton said, adding it is either through ignorance or laziness that people attract bears near humans. “All it takes is one person not closing the lid on the trash can properly,” Hampton said. “And the aftermath of that is, bears die,” DOW officials are collecting evidence and the investigation is ongoing.

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