ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4)– DNA tests have confirmed that a bear killed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers last week is the one that attacked a woman on Memorial Day. The bear’s stomach was filled with birdseed.
CPW tweeted a picture of the bear’s stomach on Wednesday morning.READ MORE: 11 African Lions Test Positive For COVID At Denver Zoo
“The frustrating thing about this… is that it was entirely preventable,” said CPW Officer Matt Yamashita.
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The attack happened on the Hunter Creek trail head.
Last Thursday morning, officers were alerted about a bear matching the description in the same area. It was tracked down and euthanized.MORE NEWS: Many Colorado Pharmacies Slammed With Demand As COVID Booster Eligibility Widens