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Colorado bear that attacked goats killed by wildlife officer 

By: The Associated Press
September 12, 2017 Updated: September 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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Bear No. 317 sits in a tree near 14th Street and Dellwood Avenue in Boulder on Sept. 22, 2015. The bear and it cubs were trapped and killed by wildlife officials less than a month later. On Friday, state wildlife officers killed a bear that had attacked goats in north Boulder, likely the first time since No. 317 was killed that a bear has been euthanized in Boulder. Matthew Jonas, Boulder Daily Camera

BOULDER — State wildlife officials have killed a bear in Boulder for the first time in nearly two years after it repeatedly tried to attack goats.

The Daily Camera reports the bear killed on Friday was an adult male about 5 to 7 years old weighing more than 200 pounds.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says at least one goat at a property in Boulder had to be taken to a veterinarian after the bear attacked.

Churchill said 93 bears have been killed by Colorado wildlife officers in 2017.

Churchill warns that bears currently are going through hyperphagia, which is when they begin eating more to put on weight for hibernation.

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