LOVELAND, Colo. -- A beekeeper in Loveland is recovering after he accidentally shot himself with a booby trap shotgun in a box, deputies said. John Frost was shot in the hand and leg Nov. 4, according to an incident report filed by a Larimer County sheriff's deputy.
Frost told investigators a bear had knocked over his beehive the day before and ate some of his honey. Frost said he was cleaning his gun in case the bear came back.
A deputy at Frost's home said he found a suspicious-looking box with what appeared to be a trip wire near the beehive. The deputy said it appeared a bear would trip the wire and the device would go off.
The Division of Wildlife investigated the shooting, but decided not to press charges, according to the incident report.