Sundeck visitors fed bear prior to its death

20th July, 2016 by

By RICK CARROLL

Visitors to the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain on multiple times fed the yearling bear in the days leading up to its euthanization, authorities said Wednesday.“This explains 100 percent why that bear got the way it was,” said Perry Will, area manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Will said he and wildlife officer Curtis Tesch on Tuesday investigated the scenario that led to the bear’s fatality. An employee of Aspen Skiing Co., which owns and operates the Sundeck, shot the bear inside the restaurant, which was closed at the time, after it charged him. The bear was put down by Parks and …

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