CONRAD, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials have captured a grizzly bear that made its way to a Montana residential area.
The Great Falls Tribune reports Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Wesley Sarmento says he shot the bear from a distance around 12 feet Monday in a backyard of a residence on the northwest edge of Conrad and north of a golf course.
Officials say the grizzly, which is a sub-adult male and about 3 years old, was fearful of people and did not eat human food.
Sarmento says the bear will be relocated somewhere on the west side of the Continental Divide.
A specific location had not been determined as of Monday evening.
Conrad is a northcentral Montana community of 2,600 residents 60 miles northwest of Great Falls.