Wildlife officials in the US state of Montana have killed a grizzly bear believed to be responsible for a deadly drama at a camp near Ovando. On the night from Monday to Tuesday, a sleeping woman was surprised by a bear that dragged her out of her tent and killed her.
The grizzly bear was shot and killed less than two miles from Ovando. It happened when a monster attacked a chicken coop for the second time in a short time. The attack, according to the FWP, was very similar to the first attack on a nearby chicken coop in which the bear killed and devoured several chickens on Monday night.
“Given the proximity of the first attack, the evidence found at the scene and the fact that a second chicken coop was attacked, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials believe this is the same bear. Confirmation with DNA testing will take several days.”
Wildlife authorities hunted the bear for three days. And despite the deployment of a rescue helicopter equipped with infrared cameras and night vision equipment, there was no trace of the beast. That woke Leah Davis Lucan, 65, of Chico, Calif., and two other cycling buddies on Tuesday morning around 3 a.m. at the campsite near Ovando. The three removed anything edible from their tents, put it in a bear-resistant place, and went back to sleep.
At about 4:15 a.m., the mayor’s office received an emergency call after waking her bike buddies—her sister with her boyfriend—to the sounds of the attack, according to Powell County Sheriff Gavin Russell. According to him, they managed to chase the bear away with bear spray. It is not known if the victim also used the spray. The three tourists went on a long mountain bike ride through Montana. Lucan, a retired nurse, was “passionate about a life full of adventure,” according to one of his friends.
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The attack on the second chicken coop occurred on Wednesday evening, about 48 hours after the deadly drama in Ovando. Wildlife officials placed a bear trap near this pen on Thursday and kept an eye on the trap. The statement said they saw the bear approaching the pen on Thursday night and shot it dead.
At their own request, the wildlife officers were accompanied by colleagues from the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Conflict Unit. Their presence was connected with the expectation that the bear would return to the chicken coop in question. They used night vision technology to help shoot the grizzly bear.
The FWP is asking anyone who sees a grizzly bear near the small village of Ovando to report it.
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