Bear killed after biting 2 at illegal campsite near Durango
June 2, 2015
DURANGO, Colo. — A bear that bit two people illegally camping near Durango has been killed by wildlife officers.
The campers were bit Sunday night and Monday morning in an area that was strewn with trash and food, which authorities say likely drew the bear. The Durango Herald reports the bear was shot and killed Monday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will have its DNA tested to see if it is the same bear that attacked two other people in the same area on May 26.
Campers say the bear was biting one man Sunday night when they arrived to help him. He was hospitalized but is recovering.
The other man says the bear attacked him through his tent, but he was able to fight back with his knife.
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