COLORADO SPRINGS – Now that Spring is here, it’s time to be bear aware.
Monday, students at Coronado High School on the west side of Colorado Springs got an impromptu lesson in wildlife management when a bear was spotted behind the school.
CPW said their officers responded after the bear was spotted in a drainage culvert behind the school near a trail and small park.
CPW officers hazed the bear out of the culvert with pepper spray, non-lethal rubber buckshot, and bean bags. CPW said the bear raced up a tree and eventually left the area running along a drainage.
CPW estimated the adult bear’s weight at 200 pounds.
As high school students watched from classrooms, @COParksWildlife‘s Frank McGee and Cody Wigner hazed an adult bear, est at 200 lbs, out of a culvert w/pepper spray, non-lethal rubber buckshot & bean bags. It raced up a tree and eventually left the area running along a drainage. pic.twitter.com/iDVBIFppK5
— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) April 8, 2019