Wildlife officers kill bear that bit Durango man
July 12, 2010
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife agents shot and killed a bear Saturday that bit a Durango man as he slept in his backyard.
Authorities say the man wasn’t seriously hurt and fled from the animal by going indoors.
But Colorado Division of Wildlife responded to the attack and tracking dogs led them to the bear that was only about 300 yards away.
DOW wildlife manager Patt Dorsey says the agents then shot and killed the animal.
Dorsey says bears that attack people or lose their fear of them are a serious threat to public safety.