CSI Wyoming: Inside the lab testing Colorado wildlife for CPW

06 Oct 2019 19:52 #1 by Mountain-News-Events
CSI Wyoming: Inside the lab testing Colorado wildlife
By Evan Kruegel and Carisa Scott, FOX31 KDVR/Channel 2 WGN | October 2, 2019,

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- In the hours after an 8-year-old Colorado boy was attacked by a mountain lion, a massive search spanned the forests of Park County.

Wildlife officers used dogs and traps to try to track down the mountain lion responsible.

The following morning, they received reports of two lions nearby, both matching the description. Both were put down. To determine which animal was responsible, officials went more than 150 miles away to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

"We have actually been called 'CSI for wildlife,' or 'CSI Laramie' before," joked Tasha Bauman, the Forensic Program Manager for Wyoming Game and Fish, which handles more than a dozen Colorado wildlife cases each year.

Records show CPW sent 14 law enforcement cases across the border last year, resulting in 99 forensic samples and 3,086 analytical tests.

Read more at kdvr.com/2019/10/02/csi-wyoming-inside-t...g-colorado-wildlife/

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