Human Remains Found in 2 Euthanized Black Bears Following Colorado Woman, 39, Was Killed in Apparent Attack

The bears pictured here are not the ones which were euthanized.
Human remains were discovered in two of the 3 black bears which authorities in Colorado euthanized over the weekend after they were discovered close to the remains of girl who was killed in an apparent bear attack, several local press outlets reported Monday.
A 39-year-old girl who shot her two dogs for a stroll Friday morning in Trimble rather than returned home was discovered later the exact identical day by her boyfriend. He came back in the house only to find the dogs moving outdoors. Approximately one hour later, the boyfriend discovered that the victim’s remains on a parcel of personal property located alongside the highway. He called 911 and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials reacted to the scene where they discovered”evidence of ingestion on the human body and an abundance of bear scat and hair,” according to a report from Out There Colorado.
Utilizing trained dogs, Parks and Wildlife officials found that the 10-year-old entirely grown female black bear and two yearlings under two years old thought to be accountable for the attack. Officials believed the bears and took the animals’ remains back into the health laboratory where necropsies were performed.

Wildlife pathologists late Sunday evening found human remains from the digestive processes of this fully developed female and among the yearlings. All three of the creatures were discovered to be”in good body condition with no abnormalities” which would have clarified that the motivation of attacking a human, an extremely rare occurrence in Colorado that has seen only four these deadly attacks since the early 1970s, according to NBC affiliate 9News.
According to Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region director Cory Chick, the bears had to be euthanized or it would be”quite likely” that they would attack another person.
“Once a bear or absorbs individuals, we won’t risk the chance that this could happen to another person. We humanely euthanize that bear because of the harshness of the incident” Chick said. “Bears will go back to a food source over and over. A bear which loses its fear of people is a dangerous creature. And this sow was instructing its yearlings that people were a source of food, not a thing to fear and avoid.”
Parks and Wildlife Director Dan Prenzlow revealed that, after the creatures killed and swallowed a individual, euthanizing them was not that the only alternative on the table.
“Whenever an animal is euthanized, we get many questions regarding why that action was necessary,” he said. “Our duties to the natural resources of the country are many, but we have no more important duty than to manage these sources in a manner that retains Coloradans and our customers secure. Euthanizing wildlife is not ever an activity our officials take lightly, but we have a duty to stop further avoidable harm”

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