Keep your eyes open, friends. Colorado wildlife officials are reporting an increase in black bear activity in the Denver metro area.
What’s happening: Our furry friends are getting ready to hibernate — and they’re packing on the pounds to prepare.
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That means they’re spending up to 20 hours a day stockpiling 20,000 calories wherever they can find them.
State of play: Roughly 50 sightings in and around Denver have been reported between Sept. 1 and Oct. 14, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials. But even more activity is expected as winter closes in.
On Oct. 8, wildlife officers relocated a bear from Denver’s University Park neighborhood.
Be smart: If you encounter a cute chonker inside city limits, report the sighting to local authorities.
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