I also don't know how many times I've seen people confused and call a cinnamon phase black bear a brown/grizzly bear.
I used to argue with people in Colorado all the time when they'd tell me they saw a grizzly bear in Colorado.
While theoretically possible (I'd love to believe there are a few), the last confirmed grizzly bear in Colorado was killed in 1979 in the San Juans.
There are a few excellent books written about Colorado grizzlies....one is Ghost Grizzles: Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado? by David Peterson and one called The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado by Rick Bass.
Both books are good reads for those interested in this sort of stuff.
I've got an excellent collection of interesting books on bears and have been all over Alaska and Canada photographing them, as my dad used to be a wildlife photographer.
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