Bear tramples tent with family inside in Colorado

Bear tramples tent with family inside in Colorado

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Bear tramples tent with family inside in Colorado

A bear trampled a tent with a family of four inside and caused a non-life-threatening injury to an adult male Tuesday night in the Red Feather Lakes area in Northern Colorado, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday.

A man, woman, two children and two dogs were inside the tent when the incident occurred around 11 p.m. in a dispersed camping area off Prairie Divide Road. The man was transported to a hospital, treated and released, according to the Coloradoan.

“The bear was jumping up and down on the tent,” CPW spokesman Travis Duncan told the Coloradoan. “He didn’t get clawed, but he suffered injuries of being jumped on.”

The woman, kids and dogs were uninjured.

Officials from the CPW are searching for the offending bear and have set traps for it in the area. Agency policy requires the bear to be killed if it is confirmed to have been in the attack.

The incident was likely food-attractant related, Area Wildlife manager Ty Petersburg said.

From the Coloradoan:

Bear attacks are rare in Larimer County. The last Larimer County attack the Coloradoan reported on occurred at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2003, according to a review of newspaper archives. Officials killed the bear after it allegedly mauled two backcountry campers and began stalking a ranger.

Above photo: Wikipedia Commons

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