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Heartbreakings News - Yellowstone NP

Timeshare Von

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Not everything is known yet, but it appears a missing park employee (and experienced hiker) may have been killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Article here

This is a reminder that for folks planning to visit Yellowstone (or any place that is known as bear country) . . . travel in groups and carry bear spray.
 

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This illustrates again how dangerous it can be, even for someone who was as experienced as this man. He'd worked in the Park five seasons, and still found himself in harm's way.

Projecting a possible/likely scenario: Mother bear with young cub, minding their own business, foraging for food. Hiker, also minding his own business, rounds a corner on the trail and comes between them. End of story.

Very sad, definitely.

Dave
 

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They found his body. It was a bear. So sad.

There were defensive wounds on his arms, and it is suspected a bear was the cause as there were tracks of what appeared to be a sow and cub.

Apparently part of his body had been consumed and part found in a cache nearby, which was what they found.

More to be shared during a press conference tomorrow.

Very tragic as it is expected the bear(s) once confirmed as being involved, will be euthanized.
 

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So very sad indeed.
In our early backpacking trips through Yellowstone, we ventured off the trails to pitch our tents, which probably wasn't too smart.

One lake we returned to every year over Memorial Day--after our last trip there, a lady park ranger got between a sow grizzly and her cub on the trail in. Her face was shredded, but she lived.
 
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