Horse Injured By Bear Outside Denver

Colorado Division of Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
09/19/2009

Wildlife officials say a 500-pound black bear attacked a horse at a private boarding facility in the southwest Denver suburbs. Cody, the horse, is expected to recover.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife says the horse suffered deep cuts on its neck and claw marks on its side. DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the bear will likely not stay in the area and that it may have gone back to the mountains where it came from.

Officials believe the attack may have happened sometime between one and five in the morning on Friday at a facility near Buckley Air Force Base, about 16 miles from Denver. They say this type of attack is rare and that the animals may have spooked each other in the dark.



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