BEAR AWARE: Watch: Bear moved after wandering Niwot for food


NIWOT, Colo. (KDVR) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared video of officers relocating a bear out of Niwot on Saturday.

According to CPW, wildlife officers helped a 2-year-old sow, also known as a female, find a better home after wandering a little too close to town. This bear was moved out of Niwot town.

The sow had caused some trouble for residents after collecting 11 activity reports. Officers said this bear received 11 reports that it entered trash cans, bird feeders and other food sources in July.

More recently, the bear had entered a beehive on Saturday morning. Officers were able to capture the sow and transport her to the wild where she belongs.

According to CPW, black bears are very curious creatures and will explore homes, campsites, vehicles and large communities for all possible food sources.

In the video posted by CPW, a wildlife officer opens the transport box and releases the 2-year-old. She flees into the woods before taking a last look at the officers. An officer can be heard telling her to “go on” before she disappears into the woods.

FOX31 has created a guide to living with bears in Colorado. Check the story for advice on what to do if you encounter a bear.


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