A Colorado lady strolling her canines was discovered useless close to her dwelling in what appears to be a bear attack, wildlife officers reported.
The body of the 39-year-old unidentified lady was found close to Durango Friday by her boyfriend after she didn’t return dwelling, in accordance with Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay. The two canines had arrived again at her home hours earlier with out her.
Wildlife officers responded and “observed signs of consumption on the body, and an abundance of bear scat and hair on the scene,” in accordance with a CPW assertion.
An official reason for demise shall be issued following an post-mortem.
CPW known as in a canine staff that rapidly situated a 10-year-old feminine black bear with two yearlings close by. All three had been euthanized and the our bodies shall be examined on the CPW’s Wildlife Health Lab.
“This is a tragic event and a sad reminder that bears are wild and potentially dangerous,” mentioned Cory Chick, the state wildlife company’s regional supervisor. “Out of an abundance of caution, the bears were removed for public safety.”
Bear assaults are “extremely rare,” he mentioned. The final deadly bear assault in Colorado occurred in 2009.
Chick asked 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 evening and into the morning to course of the scene, on the lookout for proof to corroborate it was a bear assault.
Several individuals have reported bears within the Durango space this spring, with one tearing down a fowl feeder, however this was the primary assault.
Last month, Montana wilderness information Carl Mock, 40, was fatally mauled by a grizzly that authorities mentioned was doubtless defending a moose carcass close to Yellowstone National Park. Mock was attacked whereas fishing close to a campground.
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