Dead bear found dumped near Snowmass Village trash enclosure

By Real Aspen
Real AspenMay 5, 2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are investigating the death of bear found dumped near a trash enclosure in the Two Creeks subdivision in the Town of Snowmass Village Saturday morning.

Officials are asking the public for any information that may lead to the individual or individuals responsible.

"Even the smallest detail may help," said District Wildlife Manager Kevin Wright. "It's often that information from the public helps us solve a case like this."

State officials say a black bear like this one was found dumped in Snowmass Village on Saturday (Colorado Parks and Wildlife file photo).

Officers believe someone killed the adult sow Friday evening before taking the carcass to the trash enclosure overnight. They are pursuing leads from evidence gathered at the scene and have performed a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

"Killing a bear and abandoning the carcass is a serious offense," said Wright. "However, the person who did this still has the opportunity to do the right thing turn and themselves in."

Wright reminds the public to contact the nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife office to report any conflict with wildlife.

Anyone who may have information about this incident can call Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Glenwood Springs office at 970-947-2920. To remain anonymous, call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Rewards are available if the information leads to a citation.

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