A big bear is a draw for Crested Butte visitors here recently but he is not known for being a problem and probably won’t be in the future due to the stressful day he had.
As for the bear, “The fact that a bear that big was spooked and stayed up there that long tells me he was a wild bear and not one used to the town. That is very unusual,” Parmeter explained. “He was definitely thirsty and hungry that day and we hope he was uncomfortable enough to learn not to come into town and do that again. Having a miserable experience could be a good learning lesson for the bear.”
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