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Scientists deem grizzlies a bigger threat followng Grand Rapids man's death | News

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Scientists deem grizzlies a bigger threat followng Grand Rapids man's death
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone's grizzlies are going to be hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the region's deadliest on record.

Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed and two people were hospitalized in a grizzly attack in Montana, and another death occurred in Wyoming.

Scientists report that a favorite food of many bears, nuts from whitebark pine cones, is scarce.

So as grizzlies look to put on some pounds in preparation for the long winter ahead, they will be looking for another source of protein -- meat -- and running into trouble along the way.
Already wildlife managers report bears coming down into areas frequented by hunters and hikers.

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