April 30, 2012
A gap in the barbed wire fence behind Marvin and Robin Weible’s home on the 1400 block of West Third Street shows where a black bear escaped into Woodbury Park on Sunday morning. The bear was estimated to be between 8 and 10 years old and weighed roughly 300 pounds, “which is a fairly large bear for this time of year,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s northwest region.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers euthanized an adult male black bear Sunday in Craig after attempts to tranquilize the animal failed, an agency spokesman said. “Our officers did not put this bear down for any other reason other than the fact that it was a tagged nuisance bear and it did not look like it was in any hurry to leave the city,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Parks and Wildlife’s northwest region. The bear was reported Sunday morning to the Moffat County Public Safety Center, where the call was forwarded to Parks and Wildlife. The caller reported the animal was in the yard of a home near the intersection of Third Street and Mack Lane, Porras said.