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Grizzly spotted along Highway 89 between Browning and Dupuyer (video)

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 15:40:54-04

A large grizzly bear was spotted along Highway 89 between Browning and Dupuyer on Saturday. 

Laticia Aimsback was about 10 miles from the intersection of Highway 89 and Highway 44 when she thought she saw a dog in front of her car.

The bear ran off the road in the direction it came from.

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

When bears first emerge from their winter dens they usually spend several days or weeks near the den sunning themselves. Then they move down in elevation to search for food in lower elevation riparian areas.

People who live on ranches and in communities on the Front should take the normal precautions common each spring: store garbage securely and take down bird feeders.

In addition, recreationists, like shed antler hunters, should carry bear spray.

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