Colorado Woman Killed In Apparent Bear Attack While Walking Her Dogs

Written by on May 2, 2021

A Colorado girl strolling her canine was discovered useless close to her residence in what seems to be a bear assault, wildlife officers reported.

The physique of the 39-year-old unidentified girl was found close to Durango Friday by her boyfriend after she didn’t return residence, in accordance with Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay. The 2 canine had arrived again at her home hours earlier with out her.

Wildlife officers responded and “noticed indicators of consumption on the physique, and an abundance of bear scat and hair on the scene,” in accordance with a CPW assertion.

An official explanation for loss of life shall be issued following an post-mortem.

CPW referred to as in a canine crew that shortly positioned a 10-year-old feminine black bear with two yearlings close by. All three have been euthanized and the our bodies shall be examined on the CPW’s Wildlife Well being Lab.

“It is a tragic occasion and a tragic reminder that bears are wild and probably harmful,” stated Cory Chick, the state wildlife company’s regional supervisor. “Out of an abundance of warning, the bears have been eliminated for public security.”

Bear assaults are “extraordinarily uncommon,” he stated. The final deadly bear assault in Colorado occurred in 2009.

Chick requested the general public to keep away from the realm as an investigation by CPW and La Plata County authorities continues. Wildlife officers labored all through the night time and into the morning to course of the scene, on the lookout for proof to corroborate it was a bear assault.

A number of individuals have reported bears within the Durango space this spring, with one tearing down a hen feeder, however this was the primary assault.

Final month, Montana wilderness information Carl Mock, 40, was fatally mauled by a grizzly that authorities stated was probably defending a moose carcass close to Yellowstone Nationwide Park. Mock was attacked whereas fishing close to a campground.

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