Connor Shaney caught this black bear drinking from a hummingbird feeder. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says black bears are “curious, intelligent and very resourceful,” and “will explore all possible food sources. If they find food near homes, campgrounds, vehicles or communities, they’ll come back for more. Bears will work hard to get the calories they need, and can easily damage property, vehicles, and homes.” Often, bears that become aggressive must be put down. CPW asks residents to bear-proof their homes and keep trash and any food sources properly locked and stored away. For more information on how to stay “bear aware,” visit cpw.state.co.us/bears.