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A bear rests next to a tree near the University of Colorado's Boulder campus on Sept. 6, 2012. (Boulder Daily Camera)

A bear rests next to a tree near the University of Colorado's Boulder campus on Sept. 6, 2012. (Boulder Daily Camera)

A bear rests next to a tree near the University of Colorado's Boulder campus on Sept. 6, 2012. (Boulder Daily Camera)

A bear rests next to a tree near the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus on Sept. 6, 2012. (Boulder Daily Camera)

BOULDER, Colo. — A day after a bear had to be tranquilized and removed from a tree, police confirmed another bear has treed itself on the north end of the University of Colorado campus Thursday.

Boulder police said the Bear was spotted wandering aimlessly at approximately 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of 15th Street and Grandview Avenue, near CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science. As of 1 p.m., police said they did not believe the animal was confrontational, and probably just looking for food.

When Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials approached the bear near 1300 Grandview Avenue, the animal scurried high into a tree — about 35 feet up, according to officials.

Unlike Wednesday’s bear, which climbed a much smaller tree in a homeowner’s backyard, Thursday’s bear has likely gone too high to safely shoot with a tranquilizer gun. Officials said they will monitor the animal until it proceeds down the tree.

Parks officials said the increase in bear sightings is due to the time of year, which is close to hibernation season. Bears are all scurrying around looking for the food to get them through the long winter, officials said.

It hasn’t just been bear sightings worrying the Front Range this week. Residents in Golden woke up to a mountain lion in their midst on Tuesday.

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