Bear tranquilized, relocated after raiding bird feeder, trash in Arvada

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ARVADA, Colo. — A bear roaming backyards caused some excitement Tuesday evening in the neighborhood around West 59th Avenue and Alkire Street in Jefferson County.

Sheriff’s deputies and Colorado Division of Wildlife experts were called for the lost young female.

“She was drawn to the bird feeders … but she was also eating out of unsecured trash cans. It didn’t help that neighbors were trying to get close and take photos with her either,” the sheriff’s office said on its YouTube page.

The message is to be aware, and keep yourself and wildlife safe by properly securing trash and removing bird feeders.

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Deputies were able to corral the bear away from people and she scurried up a tree. DOW personnel tranquilized her and when she slid down the tree, they took her back to the mountains.

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