GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Wildlife officials say a 50-year-old Colorado Springs man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by a black bear while camping near Lake San Cristobal in southwestern Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras tells the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel the man was camping in a legal but undesignated area when he was awakened by something pushing on his tent at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The man pushed back, and the bear reacted.
Porras says the bear probably had begun to associate tents and camping with food. A bear thought to have been involved in the attack was euthanized Thursday.