A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) -- Wildlife district manager Ron Dobson began investigating after a bear unearthed the moose's skull. He says it was obvious that whoever killed the animal when through a great deal of trouble to conceal it by burying it.
The investigation was also helped by a tipster who pointed officials to Charles Pedraza of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
A search of Pedraza's storage unit turned up a moose pelt and photos that placed him at the scene. A D-N-A test confirmed the pelt belonged to the dug-up moose skull.
Pedraza has pleaded guilty to poaching. A Chaffee County judge has ordered Pedraza to pay an $11,391 fine.
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