BOULDER — A black bear cub was found drowned in a backyard Boulder swimming pool, apparently getting stuck under a pool cover.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1mT6hK3 ) that the drowning happened Saturday night.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife say the cub's mother killed several chickens in a nearby chicken coop the night of the drowning.

An agency spokeswoman says the drowning was a "freak accident." Bears are typically strong swimmers.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/