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Forest Service May Explode Frozen Cows

Animals died in Colorado cabin

The U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to use explosives to dispense with six cows that froze to death in a cabin in Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Other removal options under consideration include burning the cabin with the animals inside or moving the bodies with a helicopter or truck. Whichever option they choose, the Forest Service will have to act soon: if not moved soon, the cows could thaw and rot, potentially drawing hungry bears and contaminating local hot springs. Two Air Force Academy cadets discovered the dead animals during a snowshoeing trip in late March.

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