Friday, July 8, 2011

Grizzly Bear Fatally Mauls Man in Yellowstone

For the first time in 25 years, a grizzly bear fatally mauled a Yellowstone Park visitor. A 57-year-old man and his wife spotted the sow and two of her cubs, but when they attempted to leave the area, the mother attacked the man. His wife played dead some yards away and though the grizzly bear picked her up and slung her around by her backpack, she was uninjured.

Officials called it a "1-in-3 million" attack and do not believe the animal dangerous. It appears as though she was simply looking after the safety of her cubs. A hunt for the grizzly bear is underway, though.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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