Woman horrifically savaged by bear in her garden while inspecting her hot tub

Woman horrifically savaged by bear in her garden while inspecting her hot tub



A woman has been horrifically savaged by a bear as she was investigating why the lid of her hot tub was removed.

The unnamed woman from New Castle, Colorado, USA, went out into her garden at 2am to investigate what had happened to her hot tub.

While inspecting her tub, she was viciously attacked by a what is reported to have been a black bear that was hiding in the trees near her home.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CWP) said in a statement: “The bear, later determined to be the sow, swiped at the woman, hitting and severely lacerating her arm.

“The victim was able to get away from the bear and inside her home where she called 911.″

It's reported to have been a black bear rather than a grizzly (stock images) (Image: Getty Images)
It’s reported to have been a black bear rather than a grizzly (stock images) (Image: Getty Images)

Upon discovering the giant animal and her cubs by New Castle PD, the authorities made the decision to euthanise the mother and one of the cubs, leaving the other two alive – for now.

The CWP explained: “The decision was made to euthanise the bears. One cub [and the mother] was euthanised.

“Given the location of the two other cubs in the tree, along with the close proximity of a busy road and several homes, CPW made the decision to wait on euthanising the other two cubs.”

The CPW estimate that there are roughly between 17,000 to 20,000 black bears living in Colorado (stock image) (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The CPW estimate that there are roughly between 17,000 to 20,000 black bears living in Colorado (stock image) (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

While their natural home is the forest, due to the expansion of homes and settlements, more bears have ventured into towns in search of an easy meal.

Bears that are drawn to the smell of human food and garbage are much more likely to attack, especially if surprised, threatened, or protecting their cubs.

However, fatal attacks are rare, as Colorado’s last death was reported in 2009.

While bears entering human areas is dangerous for people, it’s also dangerous for the mammals themselves, due to the dangers of cars hitting them, poaching, and euthanasia in the aftermath of an attack.

This article by Dimitris Kouimtsidis and Milica Cosic was first published by The Daily Star on 3 September 2022. Lead Image: The attack took place in Colorado, USA (stock image) (Image: Getty Images/Gallo Images ROOTS).


What you can do

Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.


payment

Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.

close
Vanished - Megascops Choliba by Jose Garcia Allievi

Discover hidden wildlife with our FREE newsletters

Select list(s):

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Supertrooper

Founder and Executive Editor

Share this post with your friends




Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

guest

9 Comments