Durango’s bear problem continues to get worse

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Durango continues to have a bear problem and a new map shows just how bad a problem it is. 

Bear Smart Durango posted a map showing the bear encounters. 

The orange dots show bears in trash.

The map is several years old, but officials say the problem is only getting worse. 

The city has been working to reduce encounters by requiring bear-proof trash cans and citing those who don’t secure their trash. 

A number of bears in that area had to be euthanized because they became too acclimated to humans.

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