What do you do if you see a black bear in Colorado?

What should you do if you encounter a black bear in Colorado?

Stand still, stay calm and let the bear identify you and leave. Talk in a normal tone of voice. Be sure the bear has an escape route. Never run or climb a tree.

Are Colorado Black Bears aggressive?

Colorado black bears are active this time of year, and while they are not naturally aggressive, wildlife officials say people venturing into bear country need to know what to do if they encounter one.

How likely are you to get attacked by a bear in Colorado?

Fatal bear attacks are rare in Colorado. Only four have been recorded since 1971, and that includes the apparent attack last week in which a 39-year-old woman was found dead off Highway 550 near Trimble with obvious signs of consumption on her body.

Should I report a bear sighting Colorado?

To report bear sightings or bears passing through, contact: Colorado Parks and Wildlife | 970-247-0855.

Do you need to carry bear spray in Colorado?

Bear spray is unnecessary. We have black bears in Colorado no Grizzlies. They really want nothing to do with humans.

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