facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

1 dead, 2 injured in bear attack at Montana campground



Published: Wed, July 28, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bear attack Wednesday in a campground near Yellowstone National Park left one person dead and two injured, Montana wildlife officials said.

A man was killed in the attack at the Soda Butte campground near Cooke City that was reported about 4 a.m., Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim said.

A woman suffered severe lacerations from bites on her arms, while another man was bitten on his calf and taken to a hospital in Cody, Wyo.

Wildlife officials did not release the identities of the victims and said they were sending a response team to piece together what happened.

“We don’t know if it was one bear, two bears, a black bear or grizzly bear,” Aasheim said. “Obviously the bear’s gone now. Will it come back tonight? That’s the question.”

After the attack was reported, authorities cleared the campground, telling campers to go to their cars. The Park County department report said tents in the area were smashed, Aasheim said.

The campground, which is run by the U.S. Forest Service, has been closed while the investigation goes on, Aasheim said.

The Soda Butte campground is in the Gallatin National Forest near the northeastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park.


Comments

1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

Lets not jump to conclusions ! They really like people ! These fun luvin bears are just catching a late night snack and bit a person by mistake . Trained to sniff out crack cocaine one of these bears would be a crack house's worst nightmare ! Kinda like a K-9 on steroids !

Suggest removal:

2Valleyvoter(21 comments)posted 4 years ago

I have camped in this campground several times! In 1972 for a couple of nights, and again in 1994 for a couple of nights. Definitely bear country. You make a mistake and leave food out, you're asking for trouble.

Suggest removal:

3FightingInTheWarRoom(7 comments)posted 4 years ago

Another relevant comment from Stan and USA1. Their humor and crazy prevent this place from be bland.

Suggest removal:

4FightingInTheWarRoom(7 comments)posted 4 years ago

Sorry, I dont camp buddy, but maybe if you come with me I'll consider.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport