Wildlife officials on the hunt for bear that attacked family out camping

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 14, 2018
05:08 A.M.

Wildlife officials are working hard to find the bear that attacked a family of four while they were tent camping in Larimer County.


On June 5, 2018, Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers together with the Larimer County sheriff's deputies responded to the Red Feather Lakes area at about 11 p.m., as reported by The Denver Channel.

According to the officials, the bear trampled the family's tent while they were camping in a dispersed camping area on U.S. Forest Service property off County Road 67J.

The bear likely was attracted by food smells, wildlife officials said.

A man inside the tent was brought to a hospital because of his injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Travis Duncan, the Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokesman, said that the unnamed man has been released from the hospital, Coloradoan reported.

"The bear was jumping up and down on the tent," Travis said. "(The man) didn't get clawed, but he suffered injuries of being jumped on."


The rest of the family were uninjured, according to him.

Wildlife officials are now on the hunt for the bear. Traps have been set up, and if the bear is found, they plan to remove it immediately from the area.

The Denver Channel reported that the incident was the second documented bear attack in 2018.

Kimberly Cyr, 5, was attacked near Grand Junction in May.

The incident took place around 2:30 a.m. when she went outside the house to investigate noises she suspected were coming from her dog.

Then, Kimberly's mother heard her daughter screaming for help. When she had gone outside, she saw the bear dragging her little girl.

Luckily, the bear dropped Kimberly when her mother screamed.

Kimberly was immediately taken to a local hospital. Her mother said that she received around six-dozen stitches.

According to The Denver Channel, the bear was killed by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers before it entered one of three traps that had been set.

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