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posted Aug 30, 2011, 6:17 AM by YC Bear Hunters   [ updated Aug 30, 2011, 6:29 AM ]

Grizzly that killed hiker could be euthanized

Posted: Aug 30, 2011 7:06 AM by Montana's News Station
Updated: Aug 30, 2011 7:08 AM


They have set traps have been set in Yellowstone National Park in the area of a fatal grizzly bear attack.

Hair and DNA samples were recovered from the area where the body of John Wallace, 59, of Chassell, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, was found. His body was discovered Friday morning by two hikers along the Mary Mountain Trail, which crosses the center of Yellowstone, connecting the west and east sides of the lower portion of the Grand Loop Road.

If in fact they do capture this bear they will euthanize it.  1 major reason is because they have not any evidence of cubs with the bear involved in attack.  

Park officials are unsure what caused the grizzly to attack Wallace. No cubs were found in the area, Wenk said.