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Re: Grizzly kills horse on ranch

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avatar Grizzly kills horse on ranch
August 13, 2011 12:39PM
In an attack that's rare, but not unheard of, a grizzly bear apparently killed an adult horse in the Carter Mountain area, according to the Game and Fish.

http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_494f21f2-c3a3-11e0-9313-001cc4c03286.html
avatar Re: Grizzly kills horse on ranch
August 13, 2011 05:25PM
I would suppose a somewhat incapacitated horse or an ambush.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Grizzly kills horse on ranch
August 13, 2011 06:21PM
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I would suppose a somewhat incapacitated horse or an ambush.

Perhaps a dead horse found by the bear and munched on.
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August 13, 2011 09:02PM
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I would suppose a somewhat incapacitated horse or an ambush.

Perhaps a dead horse found by the bear and munched on.

Unlikely one that could move normally.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Grizzly kills horse on ranch
August 13, 2011 09:39PM
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I would suppose a somewhat incapacitated horse or an ambush.

Perhaps a dead horse found by the bear and munched on.

Unlikely one that could move normally.

But surely to be used as an excuse for shooting bears.
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August 13, 2011 10:56PM
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mrcondron
I would suppose a somewhat incapacitated horse or an ambush.

Perhaps a dead horse found by the bear and munched on.

Unlikely one that could move normally.

But surely to be used as an excuse for shooting bears.

You shouldn't be so cynical.

The article stated that Game & Fish aren't going to hunt down the bear. And the owner of the horse seems to understand that Grizzlies are just part of the landscape and losing an occasional livestock (usually a cow) to a grizzly comes with the territory.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/14/2011 02:44PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Grizzly kills horse on ranch
August 14, 2011 06:05AM
I understand that a grizzly usually "protects" the food source after a kill until consumed, by staying close by or by burying, which does not appear to have happened in this case. I suppose a sow with cubs could have chased off another bear, but if it was a boar, it seems unlikely



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