LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Wildlife officials say that a bear attack was unlikely in the incident reported in Red Feather Lakes earlier this month, where a family believed their tent had been trampled by a bear while they were inside.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the reported bear attack happened in a remote camping area on U.S. Forest Service property not far from Prairie Divide Road on June 5. Only the father was injured in the attack with non-life threatening injuries.

Wildlife officials initially told CBS4 that they haven’t had an issue with bears behaving in that manner in the area.

(credit: CBS)

Officers placed bear traps around the campsite and used specialized tracking hounds to see if a scent could be picked up. They also searched for physical evidence and interviewed other campers in the area.

(credit: CBS)

Wildlife officers did not trap or locate a bear in the area and the investigation is being closed. CPW says there is inconclusive evidence that a bear attack occurred and there has been no visual sighting of an animal in or around the area.

(credit: CBS)

Comments