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Bears Killed After Ravaging at Campgrounds

Bears Killed After Ravaging at Campgrounds



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Three bears have been killed this week after ravaging through food at two different campgrounds.

Division of Wildlife officers say two adult males were killed at the Bristlecone Boy Scout Camp northwest of Helper after the pair ravaged garbage cans and ate three gallons of ice cream in a tented kitchen area.

Officers say they estimate the bears to be about 225 and 185 pounds and were wandering trails used by the Boy Scouts during daylight hours.

Wildlife officers also had to kill a third bear who ravaged a trailer at the Skull Creek Campground Tuesday night by getting in through a window five feet off the ground. The 135-pound bear snacked on apples, Tootsie Rolls, marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers before it was killed.

Wildlife officers say the bears showed no fear of people.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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