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Bear Put Down After Attack In Colorado Home

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Pine, Colorado is in unicorporated Jefferson County, just off of Highway 285, roughly 46 miles southwest of Denver.

A bear that is believed to have attacked a Colorado man after getting into his home on Monday night has been killed.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a dog team helped find the bear near the home in Pine in the foothills about 46 miles southwest of Denver and the animal was euthanized Tuesday morning.

Authorities say a black bear and her cub entered the home through a screen door and began eating bread in the kitchen while a 71-year-old man and his wife were downstairs watching television.

Wildlife officials say that when the man came upstairs after hearing noises, he suddenly found himself face-to-face with the sow and the two got into what he described as a boxing match.

His wife also hit the bear multiple times with a baseball bat. The bear and the cub eventually ran out the door.

The man suffered several scratches and cuts.

The cub has not been found.

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