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Colorado Bear Loses Battle With Locked Trash Can Ahead Of Hibernation

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - Bears in Colorado are preparing to hibernate, and they're trying to pack on the pounds as quickly as possible. Video from CBS4 YouReporter Isaac Brisk is proof of that.

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(credit: Isaac Brisk)

The bear is seen trying to get into a trash can at Brisk's home in Manitou Springs. When the animal can't get the lid open, he eventually pushes the can away.

Brisk says he found the trash can in the driveway across the street still closed.

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(credit: Isaac Brisk)

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, during late summer and early fall, bears need 20,000 calories a day to gain enough fat to survive the winter without eating or drinking.

On Sept. 21, a bear managed to get inside a truck and caused serious damage to the interior after it got stuck.


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