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Black bear killed at Yellowstone campground

(June 27, 2013) -- The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a black bear that refused to leave Canyon Campground in Yellowstone National Park after getting a taste of human food there was killed by park staff Saturday, according to the National Park Service.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a black bear that refused to leave Canyon Campground in Yellowstone National Park after getting a taste of human food there was killed by park staff Saturday, according to the National Park Service.

At about 3:30 p.m. that day, the 142-pound adult male black bear entered the campground and came within six feet of a man and woman eating. The campers backed off, and the bear ate some of the food off their table. It then went through their garbage and pawed at their tent, writes The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

As the bear left their campsite, it checked out tents, fire pits and bear-proof trash bins and food-storage boxes at other campsites.

Rangers hazed the bear out of the campground, but it returned later in the day. Out of a concern for safety, the bear was shot and killed later that night, says The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

For the complete story from The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, click here.

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