Black Bear Seriously Injured In Caldor Fire Euthanized
A black bear with burned paws found near the Caldor Fire was euthanized by state wildlife officials. https://t.co/Xe9fuO7Ltf pic.twitter.com/uHWcXpRFqu
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) September 3, 2021
Sadly, the wildfires wreaking havoc throughout the state have impacted people as well as wildlife. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, a black bear was an ursine vicim of the devastating Caldor fire, which has devastated the Sierra. Here’s more on the bear’s fate:
A firefighter battling the blaze in the Meyers area spotted the injured bear on Tuesday and alerted officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who responded to the scene to assess the burns, Kirsten Macintyre, a fish and wildlife spokesperson told The Chronicle.