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Colorado bears with it

Updated: September 10, 2007, 7:29 PM ET
By Judith Kohler | Associated Press

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. — Ted Grenda is downright inhospitable toward some of his neighbors, placing plywood strips with nails along his doors and windows.

But wildlife officials say that makes him a good neighbor to the black bears that share the mountains, especially this year, when a late freeze and drought across the West have drastically reduced their natural fare of berries and acorns.

The bears' search for food, intensifying as they bulk up for hibernation, ...

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