Bear spotted in southwest Denver neighborhood

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 00:52:18-04

A bear was spotted several times in a Denver neighborhood Thursday morning, and again Thursday afternoon.

The bear was walking in a greenbelt area near Wadsworth Blvd. and Layton Avenue, near Marston Lake, around 1:45 p.m.

Eventually, the bear climbed up 80 feet into a huge Cottonwood tree and took a nap.

The bear appeared to have a green ear tag. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that means the bear already has one strike. Typically, CPAW gives wild animals two strikes before putting them down.



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