Bear killed after 2 men bitten

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Bear killed after 2 men bitten

Incidents mirror others at camps near Tech Center
To avoid conflicts

Unusual bear activity can be reported to the local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at 247-0855. Parks and Wildlife offered these tips to help avoid conflicts with bears:
Keep garbage in a well-secured location.
Put out garbage only on the morning of pickup.
Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them odor-free.
Don’t leave pet food or stock feed outside.
If you don’t have secure storage, put items that might become smelly into the freezer until trash day.
Bird feeders should be brought in at this time of year. Birds don’t need to be fed during the summer. Bird feeders are a major source of human-bear conflicts. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths.
Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food, and they’ll eat anything.
Allow grills to burn for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and to eliminate odors. Clean the grill after each use.
Clean up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. Don’t allow food odors to linger.
If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe. Don’t allow fruit to rot on the ground.
Close garage doors.
Roll up windows and lock doors of your vehicles.
Keep the bottom-floor windows of your house closed when you’re not at home.
Do not keep food in your car; lock car doors.
Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear-aware.
For more information, visit the Living with Wildlife section on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlife.aspx.

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