A 400-pound bear had to be euthanized after it was found in a Colorado restaurant’s dumpster earlier this week.
On Wednesday, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Southeast Region tweeted about the incident that happened in Woodland Park, Colorado.
According to the agency, the bear was able to get into the restaurant’s trash because the dumpster wasn’t locked.
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Bill Vogrin, a CPW public information officer, told Fox News that the bear — which was estimated to be between 18 and 19 years old — was first found in the dumpster around midnight, but wildlife officers hoped the bear would find its way out overnight.
However, when an officer returned to the dumpster in the morning, the bear was still inside and was struggling to get out.
After wildlife officers tranquilized it and tipped the dumpster over, they saw the