Wildlife officials searching for bear that attacked family camping in Larimer County

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 06, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are attempting to locate a bear that attacked a family that was camping in Larimer County.

CPW and Larimer County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Red Feather Lakes area at about 11 p.m. on June 5.

Officials said a family of four was camping in a dispersed camping area on U.S. Forest Service property off County Road 67J when the bear trampled their tent. An adult male inside the tent was taken to the hospital with injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening.

The bear was likely attracted by food smells, officials said.

Wildlife officials have set traps and are actively trying to locate the bear. If and when the bear is found, officials plan to remove it from the area.

This is at least the second documented bear attack in Colorado this year. In May, a 5-year-old girl was attacked in her yard near Grand Junction.