According to Sgt. Terrance O'Neill, a spokesman for the Adam's County Sheriff's Office, the 300-pound black bear was in the 8300 block of Shoshone Street in the southwest corner of Pecos Street and West 84th Avenue.
At 8 a.m., Adams County Sheriff's Office decided to tape off the area where the bear was to ensure its safety and the safety of those around it. They also diverted the traffic from that area.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife arrived on the scene and tranquilized the bear because it was near people. This was an unusual situation because the bear was on the ground instead of in a tree, so they waited until the bear was laying down so the bear wouldn't charge anyone.
The bear was taken back to the mountains after being tagged. The bear was a two- to three-year-old bear. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tends to move the bears multiple miles away in an area that has lots of vegetation.
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