Yellowstone - Another Death Involving A Grizzly

Yellowstone National Park, Bear Hunting Magazine
08/29/2011

Yellowstone National Park rangers are currently trying to capture a grizzly they say appeared to kill a hiker from Michigan late last week. This is the second fatal bear attack this summer at Yellowstone. The body of the 59 year-old male was discovered Friday along a trail near an area of the park known for its high population of bears. An autopsy concluded he died from injuries in a bear attack. Park officials know of no witnesses to the attack. Rangers set traps and plan to kill the animal if they can establish through DNA analysis that it was the one that attacked the man.

The man from Chassell, Michigan apparently was traveling alone and had pitched a tent in a developed campground sometime last Wednesday.
Authorities said he likely was killed Wednesday or Thursday during a hike along the Mary Mountain Trail. Rangers did find grizzly tracks and scat near the body.



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