Colorado kills ‘2-strike’ bear
PUEBLO, Colo. – An adult black bear that was a so-called “two-strike bear” for getting into residential areas was killed Friday by Colorado wildlife authorities.
The bear was tranquilized and then killed in Pueblo after residents reported seeing it climbing up a tree in a residential neighborhood early Friday.
The male bear weighed about 350 pounds and was about seven to 10 years old.
Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin said the bear was a “two-strike bear,” meaning it had been removed from a residential area before. State wildlife policy calls for euthanizing bears that repeatedly wander into residential areas because it indicates the animals pose a threat to humans.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com