Forest Service Has Plan To Remove Frozen Cows From Cabin

By: AP
By: AP
Crews with hand saws and knives plan to carve up the cattle found frozen in a mountain cabin near Aspen, Colo., before the carcasses thaw.

Photo Courtesy: Air Force Academy

Crews with hand saws and knives plan to carve up the cattle found frozen in a mountain cabin near Aspen, Colo., before the carcasses thaw.

Air Force Academy cadets snowshoeing in late March found the dead cattle in and around the cabin near the Conundrum Hot Springs. Rangers believe the cows wandered into the structure during a snowstorm but couldn't get out.

Bill Kight of the U.S. Forest Service says a group will head to the cabin Thursday to cut up the remains and scatter them. They'll stay overnight until the job is done.

Forest Service officials were trying to figure how to get rid of the dead animals before they defrost and decompose. They explored burning or blowing up the cabin with explosives but decided to cut up the carcasses instead.


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  • by Car Navore Location: COS on May 4, 2012 at 07:19 AM
    I say we put a big sign that say's "Bears Dine Free!" Problem solved! Perhaps we can get a little chihuahua dog to say "Here Lizard Lizard!", just like Taco Bell did years ago? Just change the like to "Bears, come and get it!"
  • by Festus on May 3, 2012 at 02:08 PM
    This story first appeared on April 17th, it has been 2 weeks and they still cannot decide what to do. Need to hire some new people.
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      by Jeff on May 4, 2012 at 03:34 PM in reply to Festus
      Perhaps their strategy is if they keep dragging their feet, the problem will solve itself.
  • by LedHed Location: Colorado Springs on May 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    Build a McDonalds on-site. A dozen or so cattle equal about 1 billion of their burgers, problem solved.
  • by vulgar display on May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    I was all for the exploding cow idea, what happened...!?
  • by vulgar display on May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    I was all for the exploding cow idea, what happened...!?
  • by USA on May 3, 2012 at 06:42 AM
    @usa_mike. Maybe we could use one of Obama's earth saving solar panels. Oh, that's right, the comPany went out of business and used our money for sweet exit bonuses.
  • by usa_mike Location: cottonwood on May 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM
    I've got the grill. I just need a couple people to help carry the tv, satellite dish and keg. By the way, does anyone know where to get a 10 mile long extension cord?
  • by Sad on May 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    You people are so insensitive. Those cows are somebodys child. How can you be so callus.
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      by Jeff on May 4, 2012 at 08:53 AM in reply to Sad
      You mean grandmother and it's because we don't live in India.
  • by bravo! on May 2, 2012 at 09:50 PM
    Hats off to the person who originally suggested that they chain-saw the carcasses and let nature's disposal team do the rest! Blowing up the cabin or setting fire to it were ridiculous ideas.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 09:35 AM
    This will take involving about five different government agencies, many weeks, more fly-overs, meetings and many tax dollars to resolve. Yes, I'm aware they're just dead cows.
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