Column by Hal Walter
Mountain Life – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine
THE CARCASS LAY at the bottom of the rock-walled well, undoubtedly hand-dug by an early settler. Our new neighbors had found the well and the carcass this summer after purchasing the land. They suspected the dead animal to be a deer.
At first look I could tell the animal was not a deer. The rib bones were round rather than flat. The rump had a shape different from that of a deer. It looked more like a dog.