- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials have euthanized a female grizzly bear suspected of breaking into three camp trailers east of Fortine and showing other food conditioned behavior in previous years.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist Tim Manley says the bear was captured on July 29 in a culvert trap near one of the unoccupied trailers that had been broken into the night before.

The bear that entered the trailers suffered a cut and the captured bear had a cut on the left front foot pad.

Based on photos, officials believed the bear had gotten into garages, a barn and killed chickens in the same general area during the last two years.

Due to the bear’s degree of food conditioning and because she did not have cubs with her, the decision was made to euthanize her on Monday.


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