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.
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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.