Are animals getting smarter while humans are getting dumber? This recent story from Aspen, Colorado makes one wonder.
Channel 7 in Denver reports:
“A bear attack inside a home left one person with “severe swipe injuries” early Friday in the Aspen area.
“Randy Hampston, public information officer for the northwest region of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said a call about the attack came in at 1:28 a.m.
“Hampston said the house, which is located in the Clear Creek neighborhood outside Aspen, has a lever door handle on its front door. He said some newer homes have this feature to be ADA compliant, but it makes entry much easier for bears.
“‘You’re talking about a 400-pound animal — they can push down with enough force to sometimes pop those locks,’ he said.
“The homeowner heard noises in the living room and went to check on it, Hampston said. Then, he saw the large bear.
“The bear swiped at the him, leaving him with severe lacerations to his head, neck and face.