WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - One of the storms that rolled across Woodland Park Monday turned out to be fatal for a bear that was in a tree.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a bear was struck by lightning late Monday and died instantly.
CPW said the bear was about 300 pounds and older, not a cub.
Lightning doesn't just kill people in Colorado. This tree in Woodland Park was struck by lighting late Monday night. Unfortunately, this old bear was in the tree. It died instantly. @COParksWildlife officer Tim Kroening estimates the bear weighed around 300 pounds. pic.twitter.com/LLSK5umxIo— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) August 13, 2019
This lightning season has seen several people injured and at least one fatality due to lightning. Back in July, two colts were found dead by lightning strike in Ellicott.