Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park - Chapter 3, Human Deaths from Bears and How to Keep Them From Happening Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Human Deaths from Bears and How to Keep Them From Happening Summary and Analysis

Bears have injured people throughout Yellowstone's history but deaths are not common. Mostly biting and scratching occurs. 115 were injured in the 1930s because visitors were feeding bears. Others occurred because of garbage dumps behind camp hotels. The first documented death occurred in 1916, a man by the name of Frank Welch, 61, though a death that cannot be cross-checked occurred in 1907. Feeding bears is an extremely bad idea and has resulted in needless injury and needless death of bears. The bears are not at fault. However, sometimes injuries occur due to factors other than bear feeding, such as when people put their children on the backs of bears to have their pictures taken.

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