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CPW officers respond after bear spotted near Coronado High School

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 08, 2019
courtesy: CPW SE

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.

courtesy: CPW SE

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.

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