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Trash-hungry bear’s meal thwarted by bear-resistant dumpster following theft in Lyons

Posted at 12:52 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 14:52:22-04

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    DENVER, CO (KMGH) — A bear tried to get itself a nice dumpster meal last week in Lyons but was left temporarily hungry when it was stopped by a bear-resistant dumpster.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Northeast Region shared video of the attempted snack heist in Lyons, which happened just after 11 p.m. on July 17, according to the video. Denver7 has learned the dumpster belonged to a dispensary in Lyons called The Bud Depot.

The bear opened a fence gate and sniffed around the dumpster before standing on its hind legs and moving the entire dumpster back out of the gate.

But it was thwarted by a locking bar that covers the dumpster’s lids and prevents bears and other trash-hungry wildlife from ravaging them.

Parks and Wildlife said the bear received “no reward” for its efforts but remained in the area for about an hour.

For more tips on bear-proofing your trash at home or at your business, click here for tips from CPW.

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