Livin’ With Bears- Boulder, Colorado

A bear falls from a tree after wildlife officers tranquilized a bear that climbed about 15 feet up a tree at the University of Colorado's Williams Village housing complex. (Courtesy Andy Duann / )

This photo intrigued me when I first saw it. Here’s the story. You might want to watch the video with the students’ reactions.

2 thoughts on “Livin’ With Bears- Boulder, Colorado”

  1. Appropriate comment categories might be “Naturalist Horror,” “Wildlife Harassment” (when accompanied by the fact that we humans are crowding them out of their abodes),
    “Other Duties as Assigned for Boulder Colorado Police (and Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources employees)”, “What Some Humans find Amusing, Bemusing, or just plain Entertaining”


    “Colorado Bear Killed After Falling From Tree”

    BOULDER, Colo. — A bear tranquilized at the University of Colorado last week and widely viewed in a photo showing it falling from a tree has been killed by a car.

    The 280-pound black bear was struck on a highway around dawn Thursday. It happened a little more than 2 miles from the campus.

    The bear was relocated to a wilderness area 50 miles west of Boulder, after it wandered onto campus, was tranquilized and fell from a tree onto some pads.

    Wildlife officials say the bear likely returned to the area because it lacked natural food sources because of dry weather.

    The bear was identified by a tag placed on him after he was tranquilized. Officials track bears that are captured after coming close to people.

    Police say two cars were involved in the accident, resulting in minor injuries to one driver.


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