YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CBS Seattle/AP) — A 63-year-old Montana man was identified Monday as the victim of a fatal bear attack in Yellowstone National Park as officials awaited results of DNA testing to determine if a grizzly captured nearby was responsible.
Seasonal park employee Lance Crosby of Billings was killed last week while hiking alone off-trail without bearspray, according to officials. His body was found Friday about a half-mile from the nearest developed trail, near an area known as Lake Village.
“The victim’s body was found partially consumed and cached, or covered, in the vicinity of the Elephant Back Loop Trail near Lake Village on Friday afternoon,” the statement reads.
I almost didn’t want to read this story for fear it might’ve been our good friend and reader SemperFi, 0321 who spends a goodly amount of time up there and surrounding areas doing his archaeology research. Matter of fact just this past week he sent me these pictures:
I have the same model knife – it measures just under 8 inches when opened if you want to use that for comparison purposes.
And yes, there’s also a wolf track in the bottom picture, pretty damned huge in it’s own right.