A female grizzly bear and her two cubs were hit by a vehicle last week in Montana and his death, according to tribal wildlife officials.
(Image courtesy of CSKT Wildlife Management Program)
A female grizzly bear and her two cubs were fatally hit by a vehicle last week in Montana, according to tribal wildlife officials.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Management Program shared a picture of the picture of the animals, when he spoke about the late Friday night incident in a Facebook post.
“This included a marked woman wearing a radio collar, and 2 cubs of the year (COY), 1 male and a female,” the post said.
The post added there are now “4 vehicle deaths on this 13-mile stretch of Hwy 93 in 2018.”
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The bear family tries to make its way across a highway in the Flat Indian Reservation, tribal wildlife officials said.
“We realize that this image evokes powerful emotions in people, it does for us, too,” she admitted in the Facebook post. “The special woman is collecting data for us on her movements around the Flathead indian reservation. We are sad to see her and her two cubs were killed on US 93.”
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The post recommended to be careful while traveling in the reservation – and also took the time to speak out about the grizzlies’ movements.
“Grizzly bear populations in the Mission Valley area start to spread to the west of US, 93,” tribal wildlife officials shared. “This is a good thing, but it also comes with the hazards at the experience of vehicles.”
Vehicle collisions are a frequent cause of death of the grizzlies, which are protected as an endangered species in the area.
“Be careful and call emergency services if you are involved in an accident or if an animal is left on a highway was a different driver that can also hit,” the post concluded.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.