Bear, not dog, attacks another elk on Emerald Mountain

Matt Stensland

— Wildlife officers Wednesday responded to a report of another dog attacking a calf elk on Emerald Mountain, but it was actually a bear that did the killing.

Wildlife Officer Steve Baumgartner said the person who reported the attack mistook the bear for a dog, and they found the bear in the area.

“It was just natural, normal bear behavior,” Baumgartner said.

While investigating the incident, Baumgartner said they saw several people walking dogs off leash, and he reminded people to keep dogs on leash.

The owner of a dog was cited June 16 when her off-leash dog attacked and mortally wounded a calf elk on Emerald Mountain.

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