Roaming Grand Teton Cubs
Jackson, WY – A female grizzly bear and three cubs have
been seen feeding on gut piles left by hunters in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
That's prompting calls for a hunting suspension where the animals have been seen.
One local photographer, Tim Mayo, says the situation is a "recipe for disaster."
But park officials say they're not going to close the area where the bear and its cubs have been seen unless the bear charges someone.
The bear and its cubs were popular with tourists in the Moran area last summer, and the bear did charge and injure a pedestrian. But Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bear was being
defensive in that case.
Skaggs says hunters are required to carry bear pepper spray in Grand Teton and should be aware that they could come across a grizzly bear.