Bear Euthanized in Steamboat Springs

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — A bear was euthanized in Steamboat Springs after it broke into garages and vehicles across a residential neighborhood.

Routt County Officials put the bear down last week because it showed little fear toward residents. The bear caused extensive damage while searching for food.

Damage includes breaking into two garages, three cars and multiple trash cans.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the priority is to safely relocate animals posing threats, but this bear was too destructive.

CPW advises people to lock doors and secure garbage can with bear-proof certified containers.

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