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Grizzly Bear Suspected of Killing Man Shot and Killed

CODY, Wyo. - A grizzly bear suspected of killing a man outside Yellowstone National Park has been tracked down by helicopter and shot dead. Chris Servheen, grizzly bear coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said the bear was found Saturday by trackers following a signal from a radio collar that had been placed around the bear's neck.

The bear died about 2 miles from where the body of 70-year-old Erwin Frank Evert's mauled body was found. Evert had been hiking Thursday near his cabin in the Kitty Creek drainage, east of Yellowstone.

The bear had been trapped and tranquilized a few hours before the attack. Servheen said they decided to kill the bear because it was unclear whether it had some unnatural form of aggression.

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