WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Lightning isn’t only a danger to humans in Colorado. It also poses a threat to wildlife.
A bear was killed in a tree after a lightning strike in Teller County Monday night. The bear was sitting in the tree and died instantly, according to Colorado Department of Wildlife officers.READ MORE: Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, Suspect In Littleton Police Shooting, Barricaded In Brighton
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Lightning doesn't just kill people in Colorado. This tree in Woodland Park was struck by lighting late Monday night. Unfortunately, this old bear was in the tree. It died instantly. @COParksWildlife officer Tim Kroening estimates the bear weighed around 300 pounds. pic.twitter.com/LLSK5umxIoREAD MORE: State Investigation Reveals Young Girl Killed On Colorado Amusement Ride Was Not Strapped In
— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) August 13, 2019
The office estimates the bear weighed around 300 pounds.