Watch: Using dogs to haze released bears

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is exploring the use of dogs to haze released black bears.
©Michael Seraphin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife teams are training dogs to haze released black bears (Ursus americanus) to ensure that they maintain their fear of humans. “The hope is that these bears associate humans with a place that they do
n’t want to be, so that way, in the future, they’re not going in trying to break into homes or get into people’s trash, looking for food, CPW’s Jason Clay told Denver’s Fox 31. The dogs remain on the leash in the training and don’t contact the bears.

Read more here, and watch a video that CPW posted on Twitter below.