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By Matt Volz 

Park rangers: No search for bear that mauled hiker

 


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park authorities will not try to capture a female grizzly that killed a backcountry hiker because the bruin was trying to defend its cubs when it was surprised by the man, a spokesman said Thursday.

The mauling of Brian Matayoshi, 57, of Torrence, Calif., was a purely defensive act, park spokesman Al Nash said. He added that Yellowstone typically does not try to capture or remove a bear in what he called "a wildlife incident."

AP Photo/Jim Urquhart

A grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming...



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