A male hiker who wandered off the beaten path and walked into an area where a female bear just had cubs became the first person since 1866 to be killed by bears in Yellowstone Park. Most persons follow the safety rules established by the park which involve no feeding the bears and other safety rules, limiting the number of serious incidents between bears and humans to very few per decade.
However, there were two other mauling incidents of persons by bears this year at Yellowstone Park, as the number of visitors increases and a growing grizzly bear population seem to be competing for park space.
Here’s a police sketch of the suspect bear. If you see this bear on the loose, beware! The suspect bear is also known for stealing picnic baskets as well. Ranger Smith wants you to be safe.