Grizzly bear captured, relocated after wandering into garage

Bear was tranquilized and released in an area west of East Glacier.

Published on October 19, 2018 10:09AM

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP
This Wednesday, Oct. 17 photo shows employees Wesley Sarmento and Sarah Zielke checking the vital signs of a tranquilized 900-pound male grizzly bear in Valier, Mont., before relocating it. The bear was spotted near a Hutterite colony south of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and ran into a garage as colony members tried to haze it away from the residential area. The bear was moved to an area west of East Glacier, Mont.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP This Wednesday, Oct. 17 photo shows employees Wesley Sarmento and Sarah Zielke checking the vital signs of a tranquilized 900-pound male grizzly bear in Valier, Mont., before relocating it. The bear was spotted near a Hutterite colony south of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and ran into a garage as colony members tried to haze it away from the residential area. The bear was moved to an area west of East Glacier, Mont.

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VALIER, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated a 900-pound grizzly bear that wandered onto the Birch Creek Hutterite Colony south of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports colony members had tried to haze the bear away from the residential area between Heart Butte and Valier on Wednesday, but the bruin sought shelter in a garage and wouldn’t leave.

Colony residents called FWP for help.

The male bear hadn’t otherwise caused any problems so it was tranquilized and released in an area west of East Glacier.



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