Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Goldilocks in reverse

Who knew that bears can find the refrigerator?

One of the things I hadn't heard a lot about prior to moving to Colorado were the stories of bears breaking and entering and raiding the fridge. It happened again this morning when an Aspen woman heard a noise and went to investigate. She walked into the kitchen and got slapped in the face by a black bear.

The woman was able to get away, her young son called 911 and the woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for cuts from the bear's claws.

Authorities say that in this case the bear found the sliding glass door unlocked and simply slid it open to gain access to the house.

Bears in Colorado at this time of the year spend 20 hours per day eating in order to consume the 20,000 to 30,000 daily calories needed to prepare for hibernation.

Pitkin County, which includes Aspen, has relocated 24 bears this year and has had to put down 12 bears, mostly for breaking and entering.

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