Two backcountry campers injured in bear attack
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Wildlife officials successfully tracked and killed a bear in the Aspen area that had attacked and injured two campers at separate campsites this past weekend.
The bear was killed about 7 a.m. Sunday morning by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, with the assistance of a specialist with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program and employees of the U. S. Forest Service.
Based the location, behavior and description of the black bear given by campers involved in the incidents, wildlife officers are confident that they tracked down the bear responsible for attacking two campers while they slept in their tents at the Maroon Bells – Snowmass wilderness area. The bear bit both victims, causing minor injuries to the leg of one camper at Crater Lakes and substantial injuries to the leg of another camper in the nearby Minnehaha Gulch area. Continue reading
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