COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– A momma bear and two cubs were spotted last week in Colorado Springs.
A viewer sent this video to FOX21 News of the trio rummaging through some trash near The Broadmoor.
This is a great reminder to purchase bear-proof trash cans as the bear population is experiencing hyperphagia–a time where they consume thousands of calories to prepare for their winter hibernation.
With a nose that’s 100 times more sensitive than ours, a bear can smell food five miles away.
According to the National Parks Service, once a bear has found easily accessible food, it will overcome its wariness of people and visit the site of the food often.
Should you see a bear, give it lots of space and safely remove yourself from the area so the animal can go on its way.