Aug 25, 2012 1:35 PM by Lacey Steele

Colorado Springs man recovering after bear attack

Wildlife officials say a 50-year-old Colorado Springs man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by a black bear while camping near Lake San Cristobal in southwestern Colorado.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says the man was camping in a legal but undesignated area when he was awakened by something pushing on his tent at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The man pushed back, and the bear reacted.

Porras says the bear probably had begun to associate tents and camping with food.

A bear thought to have been involved in the attack was euthanized Thursday.


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