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: Jeffco Public Schools Aims To Offer Flexibility With Remote Learning Next Fall
Police say the bear felt trapped and acted out of self-defense.READ MORE: COVID In Aurora: Signs For Vaccine Become Sticking Point Between Clinic & City
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: Douglas County Schools To Bring Middle & High School Students Back After Spring Break
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