Video: grizzly bears west of Valier

Posted at 12:41 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 14:41:18-04

As spring continues, grizzly bears are increasingly making their presence known along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Linda Holden shared video with KRTV showing two grizzlies visiting her home several miles west of Valier on Friday.

Linda and her husband John were inside their home when they recorded the two bears.

Linda said: "Our ‘bear man supervisor’ Wesley Sarmento came right out (10 minutes) and chased the bears away."

Linda said that the bears were last seen heading west.

Sarmento is a bear management specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

According to Linda, Sarmento estimated that the bears were two or three years old, and probably siblings.

She noted: "They just got out of hibernation so have to fatten up–but hopefully not at my place."


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