- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials euthanized an injured black bear after it was removed from a tree in southeast Colorado Springs.

Frank McGee with Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells The Gazette (https://goo.gl/89f5bp ) the bear was tranquilized and taken down from the tree Wednesday morning.

The adult, female bear was put down after wildlife officials discovered she had a severe compound fracture in her back leg, which she likely suffered when she was hit by a vehicle that morning or the night before.

McGee says officers also discovered the bear was tagged in October 2013 when New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officials found her in a chicken coop in Santa Fe County. McGee says she wasn’t euthanized then because she had two cubs with her.

The bear was relocated near the Colorado-New Mexico border.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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