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The options: use explosives to break up the cows, burn down the cabin, or use helicopters or trucks to haul out the carcasses.

But Mr. Segin said using helicopters is too expensive and rangers are worried about using trucks in a wilderness area, where the government bars permanent improvements and tries to preserve the natural habitat.

Mr. Carroll praised the Forest Service for trying to remove the animals while doing the least damage. He said burning down the cabin or packing out the carcasses are probably the best solutions.

“They don’t want to leave the land scarred,” he said.


Firefighters quell blaze at historic private school

WILMINGTON — More than 100 firefighters put out a major fire that partly collapsed the roof of a half-century old building on the campus of a Delaware private school founded in 1748.

Authorities say all students were safe and accounted for after the fire broke out Tuesday at the prestigious Wilmington Friends Upper School. But officials say two firefighters were hurt while battling heavy flames that forced them to evacuate when part of the roof collapsed. Heavy smoke could be seen for miles.

The building that caught fire was built in 1961, and authorities reported a preliminary damage estimate of about $1 million.


Where’s a Yellowstone bear? Just look on your phone

CHEYENNE — Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for a wolf, grizzly bear or other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone.

Just don’t be surprised if lots of other people get the same idea.

New smartphone apps enable people to pinpoint where they have seen critters in Yellowstone. Other people can then drive to those places for a wildlife viewing experience that otherwise wouldn’t happen except for the luck of being in the right place at the right time.

One app called Where’s a Bear promises “up to the second” animal sightings in Yellowstone. A website called Yellowstone Wildlife offers a similar app.

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