American black bear

Photo Credit: Lynn_Bystrom (iStock)

Wildlife authorities in the area of the East Troublesome Fire responded to the report of a bear that was struggling with an elk carcass.

Upon arriving, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers decided to skin the frozen carcass in an act of assistance stating the bear "will hibernate full and happy."

While Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials often do not interfere with the natural struggle to survive that wild animals face, this case seems to be an exception.

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(1) comment

WKZ

Thank you Colorado wildlife officers! The animals have had such a stressful time trying to survive- wildfires and then snow.

Thank you for helping any that you can!

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