DNA Results Awaited Following Bear Attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Now that a grizzly bear and her three cubs have all been rounded up, authorities in Montana are waiting for the results of DNA tests to confirm that they are the ones that attacked three people in a campground, killing one.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife official says the cubs will probably go to a zoo. Their mother will have to be killed so officials can conduct an autopsy. They want to know if any physical ailments caused her to attack the campers.

Authorities say the evidence indicates that all three cubs took part in an attack on Kevin Kammer, the Michigan man who was killed.

One of the injured campers has been released from the hospital. The other, according to her husband, is having surgery today for bite wounds and a broken bone in her arm.

Residents and visitors in the old mining town of Cooke City, just outside Yellowstone National Park, are voicing relief that the bears have been caught.

But they also recognized that run-ins with bears will continue. One woman says, "You have to realize we're in their home." She says, "We're part of the food chain."

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