A bear bit a Larkspur man’s hand on Friday morning and state wildlife officer euthanized the animal.
Circumstances surrounding the chunk seem to contain feeding and habituation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife mentioned in a information launch. An investigation is ongoing.
“Folks assume they’re doing the proper factor by feeding wildlife and that it helps them out when in actual fact that egocentric motion causes them to lose their wild nature, is dangerous to their properly being and in some instances causes them to turn out to be harmful,” mentioned Mark Leslie, CPW Northeast Area Supervisor, within the launch.
A Larkspur man was bitten on the hand by a bear Friday morning. The circumstances surrounding the chunk seem to contain feeding and habituation, and are at present being investigated.
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The person who was bit was handled at a hospital and launched.
At about 7:10 a.m. CPW acquired a name reporting the incident. “Responding wildlife officers searched the world for the bear, which had returned to the house and was euthanized at 9:50 a.m.,” the discharge mentioned. “Because of the nature of the incident and the bear inflicting harm to a human, by state coverage that animal should be euthanized.”
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The bear was taken to a CPW lab the place a necropsy will probably be carried out. The Tri-County Well being Division has been notified.
“The illegal feeding of bears and all wildlife is an issue in Larkspur and the higher space and it must cease,” mentioned Wildlife Officer Sean Dodd. “This can be a prime instance of why legal guidelines are in place that prohibit these actions, it results in the habituation of our wildlife and creates a public security situation.”