Grizzlies Run Amok at Yellowstone < UPDATED

Hiker found dead at Yellowstone was attacked by grizzly: officials

At least one grizzly bear attacked a hiker who was found dead and partially eaten in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, judging by wounds on his arms, park officials said on Saturday.

Aug. 14 UPDATE

Yellowstone park officials euthanize bear that killed hiker

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park officials euthanized a grizzly bear Thursday after DNA tests confirmed it attacked and killed a hiker last week, a park spokeswoman said.

The adult female bear was killed because it had eaten part of the Montana man’s body and hid the rest, which is not normal behavior for a female bear defending its young, spokeswoman Amy Bartlett said.

If a bear consumes an individual, it’s not allowed to remain in the population,” she said. “It’s not a risk we’re willing to take.”

. . . . Crosby is the sixth person killed by grizzlies since 2010 in and around Yellowstone. There are an estimated 750 bears in the park and nearby areas of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

(June 23) Not so funny now :



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