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Explosives eliminate rotting moose carcass in Wyoming

A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that officials used explosives to remove the carcass.

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials used 100 pounds of explosives to get rid of the rotting moose near a popular trail Friday.

The full-grown bull moose died of natural causes. A biologist determined the moose suffered from artery worms and likely also pneumonia.

Forest officials normally wouldn’t do anything about a rotting, dead animal but they were worried the moose carcass could draw potentially dangerous animals to the trail.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports black bears, wolves and mountain lions are common in the area. Game warden Kyle Lash says nothing remained of the carcass after the explosion.

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