- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A bear that ransacked a Colorado home has been killed after it returned to the house while officers were working to set up a trap.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2w7Sz2p ) Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers were in the process of obtaining a trap on Monday when the bear returned. Wildlife officers then shot and killed it.

Leah Lee is a neighbor of the ransacked house. She says the bear continued eating anything it found despite barking dogs and shots being fired in its general area.

Mike Porras, a spokesman for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, says it’s not fun, but officers must euthanize bears that threaten human safety.

Porras says it has been a very active bear year, with roughly two dozen bears in western Colorado being killed to date.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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