Monday, October 23, 2006

Caribou mystery solved

It was the case of the mysterious caribou, killed by a car last week about 10 miles south of Greeley. The mystery: Caribou don't live in Colorado or anywhere near Colorado. They are found in the arctic regions of northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland.

Wildlife officials were stumped because they didn't know of any caribou - wild or captive - in the state. But they have learned that a Weld County man has them on his property. The animal might have been scared out of its corral by coyotes before dashing into the path of a car.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is one captive just outside Zion National Park. We saw it two summers ago, in a fenced-in enclosure adjacent to the main road.