A feminine grizzly bear and her two cubs had been fatally hit by a automobile final week in Montana, in response to tribal wildlife officers.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Administration Program shared a graphic photograph of the animals when it spoke in regards to the late Friday night time incident in a Fb submit.
“This included a marked feminine carrying a radio collar in addition to 2 cubs of the 12 months (COY), 1 male and a feminine,” the submit mentioned.
The submit added there have now been “four automobile deaths on this 13-mile stretch of Hwy 93 in 2018.”
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The bear household was attempting to make its method throughout a freeway within the Flathead Indian Reservation, tribal wildlife officers mentioned.
“We understand this picture invokes robust feelings in folks, it does for us too,” they admitted within the Fb submit. “The actual feminine has been accumulating information for us on her actions across the Flathead Indian Reservation. We’re saddened to see her and her two cubs had been killed on US 93.”
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The submit advisable being cautious whereas touring within the reservation – and likewise took time to talk out about grizzlies’ actions.
“Grizzly bear populations within the Mission Valley are beginning to disperse west of US 93,” tribal wildlife officers shared. “This can be a good factor however comes with risks when encountering autos.”
Automobile collisions are a frequent killer of grizzlies, that are protected as a threatened species within the space.
“Please be cautious and name emergency personnel in case you are concerned in an accident or if an animal is left on any freeway had been one other driver may additionally hit it,” the submit concluded.
The Related Press contributed to this report.