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Jul 29, 2010 11:51 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Grizzly, 2 cubs caught after MT campground mauling

Montana wildlife officials have captured a female grizzly and two of her three cubs in a campground near Yellowstone National Park where a man was killed and two others injured in a bear attack.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Capt. Sam Sheppard says the bear was captured in a culvert trap Wednesday evening and two of her three cubs were captured overnight.

Sheppard said Thursday that officials are confident they captured the offending bear.

Sheppard describes the attacks as highly unusual and predatory, as opposed to an attack in which a sow might be protecting her cubs from a perceived threat.

Officials have said the sow will be killed.

State and federal wildlife officials will determine the fate of the cubs. Sheppard says they are unlikely to be returned to the wild.

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