Courtesy of Shannon Lukens

A black bear wanders via a neighborhood close to Fish Creek Falls Street Monday, Dec. 10, in Steamboat Springs.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning Breckenridge residents {that a} juvenile black bear, which apparently by no means hibernated, has been roaming the world, consuming rubbish and inflicting minor mayhem.

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The bear, which CPW officers say is a 12 months and a half outdated, has been accused of ransacking dumpsters and in a single case, consuming a sizzling tub cowl.

“They appear to be within the sizzling tubs quite a bit,” mentioned CPW district wildlife supervisor Tom Davies.

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Davies mentioned that bears should not “true” hibernators, and will get up typically throughout winter, or in some instances like this, by no means going to mattress. The rationale they go into hibernation, Davies mentioned, is an absence of meals out there as soon as the snow falls, stopping photosynthesis and plant progress for bears and their prey. Nevertheless, when meals is available, the bears discover no motive to hibernate.

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