2 bears relocated after being found in tree near Jefferson County school

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two bears were relocated after they were found in a tree in Jefferson County on Monday afternoon, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.

The sow and cub were in a backyard near Ken Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street, not far from Ken Caryl Middle School.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helped Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers get the bears down and safely relocate them.

Students were dismissed from the school as usual, though some were directed to walk home on a certain side of the street, Jefferson County Public Schools said.

Ken Caryl Avenue was shut down for a while but has since reopened.

The bears were taken to a remote, mountainous area in southwestern Douglas County. According to CPW, the area has good forage for the season.

Another black bear was scene in a Lakewood neighborhood about 4:25 p.m. Monday. The bear was seen running down a cul-de-sac near South Kipling Street and West Jewell Avenue.

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