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Aug 14, 2012 11:23 PM by Kate Richards

More bears being killed

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Some bears are having fatal run-ins with humans as spotty supplies of acorns and chokecherries have forced them to go farther to find food.

The Durango Herald reports a homeowner shot and killed a bear that broke into his house in Pagosa Springs early Monday. Colorado law allows homeowners who are threatened to trap or kill bears to prevent death, damage or injury to themselves, livestock, real property or motor vehicle.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife area wildlife manager Patt Dorsey says another bear was killed early Monday by a vehicle near the Glacier Club on U.S. 550 north of Durango.

Dorsey says four bears were killed by vehicles around Pagosa Springs in July.

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