A mountain biker near Whitefish had a close encounter with a mountain lion and her cubs last week, and even though no one was hurt, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Education and Program Manager Dylan Tabish reminds hikers and mountain bikers to be aware of wildlife confrontations.
On Thursday morning, there were reports of a bear getting into trashcans on Big Flat Road. According to Fish Wildlife and Parks Bear Manager Jamie Jonkle that bear isn’t the only one he’s been dealing with in Missoula.
Missoula has been no stranger to bears over the last few weeks and Thursday was no exception. Vivica Crowser with Montana Fish Wildlife and parks said there’s recently been a sort of "bear roundup" because bears are on the hunt for berries and fruit trees.