• Short Summary

    A camper was mauled and killed by a huge grizzly bear on Sunday (25th June) only half a mile (800 m) from the 'Old Faithful' geyser, a major tourist attraction in Wyomin's Yellowstone National Park.

  • Description

    A camper was mauled and killed by a huge grizzly bear on Sunday (25th June) only half a mile (800 m) from the 'Old Faithful' geyser, a major tourist attraction in Wyomin's Yellowstone National Park.

    Twenty-five year-old Harry Walker and his friend Phil Bradbury, both from Alabama, wore returning to their campsite when they disturbed a huge female grizzly bear which was apparently rummaging through their food supplies. The animal attacked bradbury who feigned dead, and it then turned its attentions to Walker. He was in the words of park rangers, 'mauled beyond recognition.'.

    All visitors on entering the Park are given pamphlets warning that it is dangerous and illegal to approach the bears. The two campers involved in Sunday's incident were camping in an illegal and therefore unprotected area. Park officials told the NBC camera-team filming the huge 400 pound (1???1 kg) bear after it was snared and shot that they ware 'frankly not surprised' that more visitors wee not attacked.

    SYNOPSIS: Early on Sunday morning in the popular United State's tourist attraction of Yellowstone Park, two young campers were savagely attacked by a huge grizzly bear.

    Phil Bradbury of Alabama was the lucky one...he feigned death while the bear mauled and killed his companion -- twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker.

    On Sunday night Wyoming park rangers set snares in the hope that the bear would return to the scene.

    It did....and the next morning a four hundred pound female grizzly was found trapped. A quick examination showed that the bear was probably the attacker, and is was shot on the spot.

    The rangers. then dragged the bear to a clearing, from where a helicopter took it to Montana State university. Investigators there examined the animal in detail, and pronounced the it definitely was the culprit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCBBR7FOHX0TADXGSHFU9J2TL
    Media URN:
    VLVACCBBR7FOHX0TADXGSHFU9J2TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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