Killer bear still on the loose in Montana

Grizzlies

After two days of searching by helicopter and on the ground, the grizzly bear that killed a woman Tuesday morning outside Ovando, Montana has not been found. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear specialists and wardens are continuing to monitor culvert traps set in the area.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the attack indicate the bear entered town Monday morning and came to an area near the post office at about 3:00 am, where the victim was sleeping in a tent. Another couple in her party were sleeping in a tent nearby.




Killer bear shot


 

The bear initially woke the campers but then ran away. The three campers removed food from their tents, secured it, and went back to bed. At about 3:30 a.m. the two people in the tent adjacent to the victim were awakened by sounds of the attack. The bear had pulled the victim from the tent during the fatal attack.

The companions in the adjacent tent deployed bear spray on the bear and it has not been seen since. Fish Wildlife and Park bear experts believe the bear was an approximately 400-pound male, judging by behavior and footprints.

Identity of the victim has not yet been released.



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