This Black Bear Is One Smart Cookie!

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What do you do when a bear accidentally stumbles into a concrete skate park and can't climb up again? Toss in a ladder of course!

While that may sound ridiculous, that's exactly what the folks from the Parks and Recreations Department at the resort town of Snowmass, Colorado did and guess what? It worked like a charm.

The drama unfolded last week, when officials scouring the area, discovered the bear walking inside the park, unable to climb up its steep slippery walls.

That's when the workers lowered a long ladder and left the black bear to try figure it out. While it took some time, the bear eventually did and climbed up, one rung at a time - once at the top, it quickly scooted back into the woods, without a goodbye or thank you!

Colorado has a fairly large population of 'black' bears, which despite their name can be honey-colored, tan or even blond. Male bears are called boars, while females are called sows. Though they largely live off natural foods like berries, insects and nuts, the bears have been known to attack beehives and even livestock. With more humans encroaching on their territory, the bears have also learnt to forage for food from garbage and even camp supplies and can be dangerous if confronted.

sources: denverpost.com, wildlife.state.co.us

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41 Comments
  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:21 pm
    wowwww
    • cats ._.Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm
      my cat can do a back flip...
      • nohil
        nohilWednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:00 am
        Sick
        • wolfdog
          wolfdogMonday, June 18, 2018 at 8:37 am
          Interesting..
        • bibliophile
          bibliophileWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm
          You are a smart cookie!!! Now I want to eat a cookie...
          • gurgle
            gurgleMonday, June 16, 2014 at 12:51 am
            Rad yo
            • NameFriday, February 7, 2014 at 8:19 am
              i saved superman
              • NameTuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:25 am
                my dog can climb ladders
                • Volt Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm
                  Wow that's cool,that's amazing
                  • susie
                    susieSunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:45 am
                    how did he do it??
                    • NameTuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:06 am
                      thats really cool
                      • lunamoonamare
                        lunamoonamareMonday, November 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm
                        I AM from Colorado. Yes lots of (beary) bears here.