Montana officials are looking for a grizzly bear suspected of killing a person on Tuesday morning
The grizzly bear attack happened in the small community of Ovando, state wildlife officials said. According to state wildlife officials , the grizzly bear attack occurred in Ovando. Although the victim could not be identified, she was described as a camper.
According to the Powell County Sheriff’s Office, traps were set in the area. Searchers searched by air and ground for the bear.
Ovando, a small community of 60 people located 45 miles east from Missoula, is home to approximately 60 people.
According to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, a grizzly was captured on surveillance video at a Ovando business on Monday night. The bear also got into a chicken cage.
In a statement, the sheriff’s office stated that all campsites will be closed until Sunday. It stated that anyone visiting the area should be aware that the bear has not been found.
In April, a backcountry guide died days after being mauled by a large grizzly near West Yellowstone, which is just outside the national park of the same name died days in April after being attacked by a large grizzly close to West Yellowstone. This is right outside the national park with the same name.
Federal protection is in place for grizzly bears as a threatened species in 48 lower states.