By Jennifer McRae

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers released a bear back into the wild after it was found wandering around Highlands Ranch last week. The bear was found near University and C-470.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

The bear had been roaming around in nearby neighborhoods for a few weeks.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The bear was relocated to a woodsy area and hazed with rubber buckshot to reinforce a fear of humans.

Jennifer McRae