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Sick Telluride bear that ate too much human trash is euthanized

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials euthanized a 400-pound bear that consumed so much human trash that its intestines were blocked and could no longer digest food, officials said Wednesday. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials pulled several wipes from the stomach of a sick Telluride black bear after it was euthanized Sept. 9. The wipes, along with other human trash, caused an intestinal blockage, preventing the bear from digesting food, CPW said. (Photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Wipes, paper towels and plastic food wrappers were found in the stomach and intestine of the black bear after it was euthanized Saturday, according to CPW. The bear showed signs of infection, with puffy eyes and discharge coming from its eyes and mouth, and officials believe it…

Olivia Prentzel

2023-09-13 09:59:52

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