CALHAN, Colo. (CBS4) – You could say a bear on Colorado’s Eastern Plains “barely” got away from state wildlife officers on Sunday. The bear had been roaming the plains spanning from Limon to Truckton since May 11.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife put out a “Lost Bear” alert on May 25 when it was spotted near Limon and Hugo.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
Officers then got tips the 2-3-year-old male was being chased by horses east of Calhan. They chased the bear for two hours, officials say, before they could dart it with a tranquilizer.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
They loaded him up and released him “in much more suitable bear habitat,” CPW stated.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population