I was surprised, however, to check the Yellowstone website re grizzlies. They list only five visitor fatalities since 1916, which is rather surprising.

I suppose the grizzles were fairly well decimated by then. Any that remained must have learned to stay far away from people.

As I recall, after meeting their first adult grizzly bear, Lewis and Clark said they seemed hell bent on attacking humans whenever they got a chance, and knew personally they would chase you a very long way to smack you around. Before that they had dismissed reports of their ferocity as highly exaggerated.

A lot has certainly changed since then.

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