The event took place in Telluride, Colorado. The authorities warn against the obligation to leave waste that is potentially dangerous to animals in a closed container
The authorities in Colorado (USA) had to sacrifice one specimen Black bear for the suffering he suffered after ingesting remnants of indigestible waste, such as disinfectant wipes or plastic scraps.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the agency that oversees natural areas in the state, made the decision on September 9 to end the life of a 400-pound man in Telluride because “he was showing signs of….” infection and suffered from severe intestinal obstruction“.
“The bear couldn’t digest the food and was very sick,” he said. Rachel Sralla CPW Wildlife Area Manager, is aware that there is too much nonsense talking at bear events in Colorado.
The animal had a fever and its eyes were swollen with secretions; also in the mouth. CPW agents determined he had done it severe abdominal pain because the mammal assumed a hunched posture when walking and did not want to move.
This bear was quite well known in the Terullide area and they had tried it before Keep him away from public places. It is believed to be the same specimen that found its way into a home at the beginning of the summer.
“Removal of the stomach and intestines revealed that the bear was starving due to a plug made from paper napkins, disinfectant wipes, remnants of plastic bags and other food packaging,” he says Mark Caddy also CPW wildlife manager.
The authorities do a urgent appeal so that park visitors as well as residents and hotel managers can leave their rubbish safely.
According to the City of Telluride bylaw, any dumpster that is attractive to bears or other wildlife is considered a dumpster It must be equipped with a locking mechanism.
“We couldn’t leave a sick bear like that I knew I was suffering and fight for survival,” adds Sralla.
Failure to comply with the Wildlife Protection Ordinance is punishable by a fine of $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second offense. A third violation results in one Summons to appear in court.