Bear attacks horse at Aurora boarding facility |

Bear attacks horse at Aurora boarding facility

AURORA, Colorado – Wildlife officials say a 500-pound black bear attacked a horse at a private boarding facility in the southwest Denver suburbs.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife says the horse suffered deep cuts on its neck and claw marks on its side. DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the bear will likely not stay in the area and that it may have gone back to the mountains where it came from.

Officials believe the attack may have happened sometime between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday at a facility near Buckley Air Force Base, about 16 miles from Denver.

Churchill says this type of attack is rare and that the animals may have spooked each other in the dark.

The horse, whose name is Cody, is expected to recover.


Information from: KUSA-TV,

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