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.
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*.
euthenized means they killed it.
Mr Wallace’s hiking in the bear’s domain cost him his life.
The bear did what bears do.
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”.
In a situation like this, do they euthanize the cubs as well? (meaning if the cubs are still young and won’t survive without their mother?)
WTH??? DNA evidence? What did they do? Swab the sows' cheek? Find some scat and then compared the DNA in the scat to the deceased??? Tissue in the sows paws?
"Excuse me Ms. Grizzly, may I take a sample of your DNA and see if it matches the DNA of the deceased?"
I suppose they could have found some DNA evidence at the scene that belonged to the sow, but, what then? Did they do this before or after the sow was "euthanised"?
Did you read the article at all?
There were NINE bears that fed on Wallace.
Until this particular sow was linked to the second mauling death there was no indication that she did anything different than the other EIGHT bears.
Are you actually suggesting that because one hiker got killed and nine bears fed on his remains that we go out and kill nine bears (more if you count the starvation death of their cubs)?
The word "mom" is now being used to describe a female bear. Sheesh.
Sort of ironic, isn’t it that a momma bear is given a pass when killing someone protecting her young but the full force of the US Government is brought to bear on a guy shooting a grizzly on his own property while protecting his young.
Idiots. And they were called so before the death of the 2nd person. I was chastised for saying once a bear tastes human blood then it is over.