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Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone.
July 7, 2011
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Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone National Park

AP – 14 mins agotweet0EmailPrintYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a grizzly bear has killed a hiker in the park's backcountry — the first fatal bear mauling in the park since 1986.

Park spokesman Al Nash says it appears the man and his wife surprised a female grizzly and her cubs Wednesday morning

Nash says investigators have been interviewing the woman about the bear attack, which took place close to Canyon Village, near the middle of the park. He says authorities aren't prepared to release the man's name, age or hometown and likely won't release more details until Thursday.

Nash says park officials haven't taken any action against the bear.

July 8, 2011
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IMO its a sad story but I don't think its the bear's fault.

The mother bear was stunned and was protecting her cubs.

Its her natural instinct and she should not be killed for it.

July 8, 2011
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Not a crazed rogue, just a protective Mother...........shall be given a pass as a result...score one for nature at it's very best............Just an accidental encounter in " Bear country " It's happened before and the chance of it happening again is inevitable, just a matter of time.

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July 8, 2011
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Think of all the humans that have killed and skinned grizzlys for sport.

pay backs a beyatch

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Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
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July 8, 2011
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Yes, they have decided the Bear was just doing what a bear would do, and she is not going to be put down. Thats the right thing to do, this is not a problem bear, she was protecting her cubs. This is a National Park and wildlife preserve, its their home not ours, we visit. When you walk into the backcountry, it is their habitat, the bear was not on the road.

I think the people made their mistake thinking they could just take a walk anyplace, which you can not do in grizzly country. They didn;t have pepper spray, which saved the funny animal guy who goes on David Letterman all the time, can't think of his name right now. He had a close encounter with a Grizzly last summer, and had to use pepper spray. Also they turned and ran, and you can not out run a bear. Luckily the lady played dead, and she was not injured seriously. The husband was killed almost immediatly they say. Imagine just walking in the beautiful senery,never thinking in the next few seconds, both of you could die a horrible death.

July 9, 2011
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Well, the average vacationer/geek/closet hiker wannabe.................is clueless in the wild. They see pictures and THINK " GEE " wouldn't that be fun. They have no clue as to the expanse of such country, how easy it is to have a mishap, even a fatal one, most by ignorance.

This one was just an accidental encounter, unlike the out of shape flatlander who ignores all the warning signs, doesn't take advice from the ranger, and still thinks he can walk up Long's peak with little water, no pack, no proper boots............

Park Rangers.................seriously I don't know how they do it.

Grizz is one awesome creature, especially in his/her own backyard.................I have a friend who saw one take down an Elk....................the guide told him " You're seeing something 1 in 10 million people ever see, and most of those see it on TV " Laugh Laugh

Running from a Grizz is possible.............only one option.............run down hill..........A Grizz can't run down hill because it's front legs are so much shorter than it's back legs.....But the chances of being on a steep enough grade are slim to none, but if ever...run down hill like hell and find a tree to climb quick as possible.

Running up hill is suicide, as is on flat ground..........They can cover 30 yards in a few seconds, and run uphill like rabbits!!!

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July 9, 2011
3:52 pm
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Thanks for the info

July 9, 2011
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F it

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July 9, 2011
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I wouldn't bet the farm on the running downhill part Cole. I've seen films of a grizzly charging on steep hills, and you would not stand a chance if he wants to get you, even down hill. They can outrun a horse in short distances, and like you say, take down an elk. Out here in California we have black bears. Grizzlies went extinct in California in the 1920's. Black bears are a different situation, where you can stand and look big waving your arms, and banging pots and pans togather in your campsite. Brown Bears are a totally different temperment. Still dangerous with cubs nearby, but nothing like the temprement of a grizzly.

July 25, 2011
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7 attacked by a Mother bear, cub as not seen but they think she was protecting cub. Amazing nobody was killed, but 2 are very serious.

..Grizzly bear attacks seven teens in Alaska

By Yereth Rosen | Reuters – 8 hrs ago
....tweet25EmailPrint......ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A grizzly bear has attacked seven teenagers in Alaska, injuring four of them, Alaska State Troopers said on Sunday.

The teens were hiking in the Talkeetna Mountains east of Denali National Park and were trying to cross a river when the grizzly attacked Saturday night, the troopers said.

The two 17-year-old students in the lead, Joshua Berg of New York and Samuel Gottsegen of Denver, bore the brunt of the attack, the troopers said.

Other members were able to activate an emergency beacon and the group was rescued on Sunday morning by the Alaska Air National Guard, the troopers said.

While Berg and Gottsegen were the most severely mauled, two other students, 16-year-old Noah Allaire of Albuquerque and 18-year-old Victor Martin of Richmond, California, also were hospitalized with injuries.

Martin was released late Sunday but the other three remained hospitalized. Their conditions were not available.

The three other teens received minor injuries or suffered from exposure-related ailments, the troopers said.

The students were on the 24th day of a 30-day backpacking trek through the Alaska wilderness as part of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

The bear was a sow that appeared to be guarding a cub, said Don Ford, the outdoor school's Alaska director.

"They believe there was a cub," Ford said. "They didn't actually see the cub, but they saw some rustling in the brush."

The seven students were part of a larger group that included three instructors, the school said in a statement.

Ford said the entire expedition was terminated and the remaining students and instructors were being flown back to the school's Alaska headquarters.

The school has never before had a bear maul any of its Alaska expedition members, Ford said.

"This is our 40th year of operation in Alaska. We have not had a bear attack in all of that 40 years," he said.

The National Outdoor Leadership School, based in Lander, Wyoming, is a non-profit educational organization that conducts expeditions and instructional courses around the world.

(Editing by Dan Whitcomb)

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