UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. - Oct. 4, 2022
LOLO - State wildlife officials have captured and relocated a pair of grizzly bears that had been roaming near homes between Lolo and Florence. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports the animals have been moved to a remote spot in the nearby Sapphire Mountains. (Read the full update)
LOLO - It's a topic we've been covering extensively lately — bears!
We told you on Wednesday about two grizzlies that have been hanging around a residence between Lolo and Florence where state wildlife officials are working to trap the pair.
Sasha Herriot has not one, but two grizzly bears frequenting her backyard.
“It wasn’t even 12 hours later -- after we installed that game camera on the fence pointing at the mailbox, there were pictures on it,” Herriot said.
“I actually saw one outside the gate in the middle of the day,” added Roy Chacon who is Herriot’s neighbor.
Chacon has also seen the bears rummaging through the neighborhood. They have been there for weeks, getting in garbage and checking out the fruit trees.
“In everyone's defense, we weren’t expecting them,” Herriot told MTN News.
“This is the most bear activity we have seen in years,” Chacon noted.
The neighborhood has seen bear activity before, as it rests against a popular spot for elk.
But Herriot says she has never seen a grizzly in the area -- until now.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks told MTN News they are setting traps in the area and hope to relocate the bears.
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FWP offers information about how to "be bear aware" on its website.
Learn more about how to identify bears by clicking here.
MTN Wildlife Correspondent Tanner Saul has more information about knowing the difference between grizzly bears and black bears in the video below.