Fort Collins Man Who Shot, Killed Black Bear Faces Charges

A Fort Collins man who shot and killed a young black bear that got into a fight with his dog in his backyard is facing misdemeanor charges and potentially thousands of dollars in fines.

The Coloradoan reports that the 1-year-old to 2-year-old female bear was sleeping a few feet from the back door when the man let his dog out Thursday night. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the dog and bear surprised each other and got into a tussle.