Staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have started using DNA to test bears suspected of attacking visitors. Officials say a bear that was euthanized in May 2016 was later exonerated in an attack following a DNA test.
Staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have started using DNA to test bears suspected of attacking visitors. Officials say a bear that was euthanized in May 2016 was later exonerated in an attack following a DNA test. JOHN D. SIMMONS JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have started using DNA to test bears suspected of attacking visitors. Officials say a bear that was euthanized in May 2016 was later exonerated in an attack following a DNA test. JOHN D. SIMMONS JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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