A bear has been shot and killed by rangers after it was discovered feasting on human remains in a US national park, wildlife officials have confirmed.
Campers raised the alarm after discovering an empty tent and National Park Services were scrambled to the scene.
There, they found the fully-grown black bear eating remains which were later confirmed to be those of an adult male.
Officials said they shot the bear dead because it was “actively scavenging” on the remains.
The man’s cause of death isn’t yet known and his identity hasn’t been released, but he is believed to have been visiting from out of state.
In a statement, the National Parks Service said: “Rangers are currently working to notify the next of kin.
“The cause of death is unknown and the case remains under active investigation.”