Video: Bear spotted on University of Colorado-Boulder campus Thursday

BOULDER, Colo. — A bear was caught on camera wandering through the University of Colorado-Boulder campus Thursday.

“A bear was spotted this morning near Varsity Lake in the northwest part of campus,” university officials stated. That’s near Broadway and University Avenue.

The university tweeted a photo of the bear Thursday afternoon.

A photojournalist for the Boulder Daily Camera captured video of the bear walking through a grassy area.

University officials said if you see a bear on campus, call 911.

They offered the following advice if you encounter a bear:

  • Stand still, stay calm and let the bear identify you and leave. Talk in a normal tone of voice. Be sure the bear has an escape route. If you see cubs, their mother is usually close by. Leave the area immediately.