Was it Mistaken Identity or Not in Bear Case?
Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife responded to a call that a bear had killed a domestic goat. Officials killed a bear Sunday morning on a ranch owned by Elaine Johnson. The park department states they are 100% certain they shot the right bear.
This mother bear had been a nuisance bear, trying to get into homes, and had associated people with food. Park officials said if they hadn't shot the mother, all three of them would have eventually been killed. The mother was teaching the cubs bad habits.
Neighbors in this Crestone town don't agree with the park officials. The owner of the goat that was killed says she specifically told the officers that the bear that killed her goat was not the one with cubs. She had seen two different bears, one larger and one smaller.
Elaine Johnson, the owner of the ranch where the mother bear was shot kicked the officers off her land and told them they could not come back with out a warrant. She says the two cubs stayed up in the tree and when they came down they stayed by their mother's body.
The cubs were captured and taken to a wildlife center in Del Norte. They will stay here for a couple months and then be released in early winter. From 9News.com.