June 17, 2024

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Bear euthanized after reported Steamboat Springs attack

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DENVER (KDVR) — A mother black bear and her two yearling cubs were captured after the mother reportedly swiped at a person in Steamboat Springs.

On Thursday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided an update on their investigation of the alleged bear attack.

The sow and two of her three yearling cubs were trapped Wednesday afternoon near where the attack took place. Using information from investigators, wildlife officers positively identified the bear as the same one from the attack.

CPW said the bear was taken and humanely euthanized per the department’s policy. The bear will be taken to the CPW Health Lab in Fort Collins for further analysis.

Wildlife officers said the yearling cubs were no longer dependent on their…

Morgan Whitley

2024-05-24 06:54:21

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