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Tent-pouncing bear sought


Last updated 5/6/2020 at 12:42pm

A couple sleeping in a tent in a private campground southwest of Colorado Springs was startled early Monday when a small bear pounced on their tent.

Though no one was injured in the incident, it is classified by Colorado Parks and Wildlife as an attack because the bear contacted a human. A trap has been set by wildlife officers in hopes of catching the bear. The suspect, a small brown-colored bear, has been seen wandering the campground in recent weeks.

If caught, CPW does not plan to euthanize the bear because it was not aggressive toward the people. It would be impossible to positively id...

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