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Shoe found in bear's stomach

Posted August 19, 2008 5:13 p.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2008 11:02 p.m. EDT

— Rangers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are pretty sure they have caught the black bear that attacked an 8-year-old Florida boy and his father earlier this month.

After the attack was reported, rangers were charged by a bear in the same area. They shot that bear.

In the bear's stomach, mMedical examiners found part of a shoe matching those worn by John Pala. Pala had reported losing his shoes while trying to fight the bear as it attacked his son.