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Grizzly Bear Kills Man

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A grizzly bear killed a man just outside Yellowstone National Park, apparently just hours after researchers had trapped and tranquilized the animal.

The Park County Sheriff's Office says the attack happened Thursday after members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team finished examining a large adult male grizzly.

The victim was 70-year-old Erwin Frank Evert, of Cody, whose wife reported him missing to a member of the grizzly team. The team member returned to the capture site about six miles outside Yellowstone's East Entrance and found Evert's body.

The study team is made up of federal and state biologists who monitor and study grizzlies in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Team leader Chuck Schwartz did not immediately return a message Friday
seeking comment.
      

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