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Bear falls from tree at CU; moved to mountains
BOULDER — A bear who wandered onto the University of Colorado campus has been relocated to the mountains.
The 200-pound male wandered around a residence hall area — near the Bear Creek Apartments — Thursday morning before climbing a tree. The bear rested there for about two hours and then was tranquilized by state wildlife officers.
(See photos of bears at Stratton Open Space in Colorado Springs, taken by Out There member Michael Roberts.)
Campus police spokesman Ryan Huff said the bear fell onto thick mats provided by the campus' recreation center and was then taken to a higher elevation.
See video of the bear at The Daily Camera's website.
Wildlife officers say bears have also been spotted in Colorado Springs, Durango and Summit County. The city of Boulder hasn't had any bear problems.
Aspen police spokeswoman Blair Weyer said there have been some reports of knocked over trash cans there but no bears have been spotted downtown.
See photos of bears climbing in the olive trees outside a Pinecliff home!