Wednesday, February 13, 2008

She's like a moving, biting mogul

A young female coyote that wildlife officials believe was being fed by people was shot and killed near a Copper Mountain ski run Saturday after it became increasingly aggressive toward skiers.

Randy Hampton, a spokesman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, said that the DOW was notified early last week by the Copper Mountain ski patrol that there was a coyote roaming the ski slopes and acting in an aggressive manner. He said the DOW, along with the patrol, were in the process of formulating a plan about what to do when the coyote's behavior escalated Saturday.

"On Saturday, she approached people baring her teeth. In two different incidents, she nipped at a boot and grabbed at a child's jacket," said Hampton.

From the Denver Post

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