Bear Attacks Boy in Tent
Rick Voss was with his family at a Colorado Bowhunters Association event, camping at Twin Lakes by Leadville. Rick who is 13 was sleeping in a tent with his 15 year old cousin Brandon Landis. The boys heard noises outside their tent, and it turned out to be a bear going through the campsite looking for food. Then the bear started poking at the tent. Rick said he laid still, because he didn't want the bear to get mad, but the bear became more violent thrashing around, first nibbling, then biting. The bear tried to drag Rick out of the tent, but just managed in pulling off his pajamas. At one point Brandon was able to get out of the tent and run to get help. The bear started chasing Brandon, and with the commotion more campers came out and scared the bear off. Rick was taken to Children's Hospital in Denver for treatment. Rick had scrapes, bruises, and a cut, and should be released today. Both of the boys are shaken after the incident.
Officers and tracking dogs combed the area to look for the bear and eventually found a 200-pound male bear that matched the description of the attacker about 3/4 mile from the campsite. The bear was put down shortly before 7 p.m. From The Denver Post.