ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A bear in Aspen reportedly attacked and killed a dog Tuesday morning. The bear was under a homeowner’s backyard deck.
The Aspen Times reports the pet owner let out their 14-year-old terrier to use the restroom when the bear attacked. The dog apparently barked at the bear and cornered it.READ MORE: Businesses Continue To Be Impacted By Cameron Peak Fire More Than A Year Later
Police say the bear felt trapped and acted out of self-defense.READ MORE: Boulder Storm Chasers Pay $2.4 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Fraud Related To Federal Grants
Wildlife officers have said over the last several weeks, bears are out looking for food before hibernation. Experts add residents and pet owners should always be aware when recreating or living in the wildland areas.MORE NEWS: Husband, Wife Headed To Prison After Shooting At Other Drivers In Denver Area
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