A bear entered the kitchen of a Colorado hotel on Monday, where it attacked a staff member.
“While in the kitchen, the security guard surprised the bear as he was going around a corner into another area of the kitchen,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. “The bear attacked the guard, swiping at him and knocking him down to the ground.”
“It is common for people to see bears and other wildlife inside Aspen town limits,” they continued. “It is everyone’s responsibility to give wildlife space and remember the importance of being ‘bear aware’ at all times.”
The staff member survived with minimal injuries. The bear, however, vanished as of Tuesday and has yet to be located.