The bear was spotted multiple times near Boulder, according to a Facebook post from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Local officials were finally able to capture the bear, subdue it and remove the bucket (which turned out to be a chicken feeder).
Two locals, Drew McConaughy and Dave Sherman, played a pivotal role in rescuing the animal.
による The Denver Channel, the men spotted the bear while working on a cabin in the woods near the Foothills. When they spotted the bear, they contacted Colorado Parks and Wildlife. While waiting for officers to arrive, they decided to see what they could do to keep the bear from running off.
Sherman told the news outlet, “上手, Drew said he wanted to tackle it, そして私は言った, ‘I don’t know if I want a part of that,’ so we kind of chased it up the tree.”
幸運なことに, the men came up with another plan that didn’t involve physically restraining a bear.
McConaughy explained, “As she started going up the tree, we realized that was probably the best-case scenario, and we just encouraged that. そう, once she was up there, we just did everything we could to keep her up there until the professionals arrived.”