Skip to comments.Grizzly mom that mauled Yellowstone hiker euthanized after DNA links bear to 2nd hiker attack
Posted on 10/05/2011 9:19:18 AM PDT by jazusamo
BILLINGS, Mont. A grizzly bear that fatally mauled a hiker in Yellowstone National Park was killed after DNA evidence linked the animal to the scene of a second hikers death a month later, a park official said Monday.
The decision to euthanize the 250-pound female bear was meant to protect park visitors and staff, Superintendent Dan Wenk said.
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Yellowstone Grizzly Ping!
That’s a shame because we ‘Grizzly Moms’ are going to be a HUGE voting block come 2012. *SMIRK*
Too bad the guy lost his life, but some days we’re the bear and some days we’re the picnic lunch...
You are correct. Had she been killed he may still be alive. I bet lawyers are in touch with the Wallace family?
I am sorry, but John Wallace’ decision to hike- SOLO - in an area within 10 miles of a previous fatal bear attack- tempted his own fate.
Not disputing that, but when any wild animal kills a human it should be put down.
This outcome was predicted the moment the original decision was made, “because she was protecting her young”.
So that means they didn't take down the sow after the first murder because they were more interested in protecting the bear than park visitors.
Whoever made the decision to let the bear off the hook the first time belongs in jail....harboring a criminal.
>> 250-pound female bear
Two-fifty seems low for a grizzly sow.
Heck, I’ve had girlfriends that weighed more than *that*.
Are you going to kill every bear until you get the right bear? They waited until the DNA evidence came in and put the bear down.
Now that’s just silly, they knew the bear that killed the first person, there were witnesses.
euthenized means they killed it.
Mr Wallace’s hiking in the bear’s domain cost him his life.
The bear did what bears do.
Wow, really? /sarc
I’ll never forget the night (about forty years ago) when a bear at Sequoia National Part tore through an empty tent next door before tearing an ice chest loose from the fender region of a nearby parked car.
Next morning, we discovered that the bear took the chest about 20 yards from the (long-gone) car and ate some of the contents.
What the bear didn’t eat, was a bag of bread rolls.
We’ve called them “bear buns” ever since.
You can’t blame a grizzly for acting like a grizzly, but you CAN blame wildlife service people for acting like idiots.
There should be two bear zones. The “Inner Zone” an area where anyone hiking, camping, etc. is limited and required to be armed with and proficient in the use of a suitable firearm. If you go there and wind up as grizzly sushi - well, you were warned.
An OUTER Zone insulating the rest of the countryside where any gizz may be shot on sight to keep their numbers confined to the “Inner Zone”.
And people didn’t do what people should have done.
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