Yellowstone grizzly euthanized after frequenting campgrounds

BOZEMAN, Mont. — On Wednesday, Montana biologists euthanized a female grizzly that had taken to eating human food in the West Yellowstone area, frustrating a state bear expert with campers’ failure to secure their food, reports The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

“It is always frustrating to have to make this type of decision and remove a bear for things that could have been basically prevented by people,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear specialist Kevin Frey said on Thursday.

Frey said the grizzly was about 10 with no cubs, and had gotten into a large quantity of soda, coolers, garbage and bird seeds, reports The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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  • Deanna says:

    I think anytime campers do not have their food secured as the rules state, they should be removed from the park and not allowed to come back. If people are going to act llike little kids and not follow the rules, then there should be consequences.

  • steven says:

    I agree with Deanna, the education of rules to tourist must be followed with real life consequences for not following them. Park Service and Fish and Game personel do much in this area, but with room for improvement! In our culture, they really only pay attention when you affect their wallets and purses!

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