A three-year-old grizzly was released into the North Fork of the Flathead drainage after being held on suspicion of chicken eating.
Biologists with the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Department turned loose a three-year-old 211-pound grizzly bear that was caught just north of Columbia Falls.
The big bear in question had been helping himself to some chickens that just weren’t his and subsequently was put into bear-jail for a bit.
Looking mighty happy, the bruin hightailed out of there to do, well, more bear stuff.
All kidding aside, the Montana FWP has reminded folks to secure their attractants as make sure to use electric fencing to protect livestock like chickens.
The MFWP dept. also has noticed that most of their radio collared grizzlies are emerging from their dens and leaving the high-country for greener pastures down below.