When Brock Kelley got the call that there was a vicious animal attack he anticipated it would be a grizzly bear. He has responded to a few bear maulings in his 32 years volunteering for the fire department and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) in West Yellowstone.
On Saturday, March 13, a pilot supporting park wildlife studies saw the first grizzly bear of 2021. From the air, the pilot watched the bear interact with wolves at a carcass in the northern part of the park.
South canyon residents received an unexpected Easter guest – what locals estimate was a 500 pound grizzly bear.