Grizzly spotted in Cody; managers seeking to trap it


Wildlife managers are currently trying to trap a "large male grizzly" that's reportedly been roaming the western part of the City of Cody.

The grizzly was spotted eating apples in a yard in the Sulphur Creek area, between Cody Labs and Dairy Queen, according to information from the Cody Police and Wyoming Game and Fish departments.

"Trapping operations are currently underway and it is critical that the public stay away from the area so capture operations are not hindered," Tara Hodges, a spokeswoman for the Game and Fish in Cody, said in a news release.

The news was first announced in a Saturday afternoon Facebook post by the Cody Police Department, which said the Game and Fish had recently notified the department that a grizzly had been frequenting residents' apple trees "within the last week."

Hodges said in the release that the Game and Fish had set up a trail camera, which confirmed a grizzly had eaten apples in a yard near the Sulphur Creek drainage.

"If you observe a bear or bear activity in a residential area, please contact local Game and Fish personnel immediately," she said. "Those living or recreating in the area are advised to be bear aware and use techniques to avoid surprise encounters with bears."

Cody police specifically asked for people to precautions around the creek, including the Paul Stock Recreation areas near the Shoshone River.