Grizzly bear attacks person in SW Montana

The person sustained serious bite wounds.


A biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) was attacked by a grizzly bear in the Centennial Valley on Wednesday morning. The person sustained serious bite wounds but is expected to recover.

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks said in a news release on Friday that the USFWS employee was working on a sage grouse monitoring project on Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge about a mile west of Elk Lake. The biologist heard a noise in the sagebrush and turned to see two grizzly bears in a close-encounter situation, approximately 80 to 100 yards away. more here

SNIP: They certainly went out of their way to not mention the name or the sex of the ‘person’, didn’t they?

h/t systemically confused.

33 Comments on Grizzly bear attacks person in SW Montana

  1. What exactly is a “close-encounter situation?”

    Is this another way of saying you interupted bears having sex?

    No wonder he bit you.

  2. 2 Grizzlybears nosing around an SUV; one sees the stick figure family on the back window and says “Look! here’s a menu!.”

  3. I meant a guy in a Pittsfield MA hospital once who was having new eye lids made after a bear tore his face apart. Keep clear of them!

  4. “The person…” but what kind of person? Old? Young? Boy? Girl? Details, man!

    I noticed the other evening while watching a sci fi show about space travel that we no longer take a big step for mankind-but now it’s a big step for humankind! 🤮

  5. “SNIP: They certainly went out of their way to not mention the name or the sex of the ‘person’, didn’t they?”

    maybe it was a “he” before the attack, but not after?

  6. Has anyone else noticed in all these bear attack stories the feds make the point that the bear is protected… and you are not?

  7. It may just be scuttle butt, but there have been unconfirmed stories from the field that bears have been known to marinade their prey in bear spray prior to consumption. So carry plenty, you don’t want to be left alive and immobile in the middle of nowhere.

  8. This is the 7th grizzly attack so far this year.

    Those of us in bear country are starting to think WTF?

  9. The world has plenty of bears. Fuck Off! Shoot & Make stew!

  10. It’s because people give wild animals ‘rights’ and then go try to pet them as if they understand what ‘rights’ are.

  11. No name or gender given. Is that how news is going to be reported now? That “person” is lucky to be alive. Or maybe not.

  12. On May 28, 2020, I was in the woods of Northern Idaho. At exactly 9:00PM, a very large Black Bear came upon my position. I deployed a Mossberg Patriot bolt-action rifle that was chambered in the .375 Ruger caliber. The giant bruin absorbed nearly 5,000 foot/pounds of kinetic energy in an instant. He collapsed like a sack of wet cement. He is quite tasty and my bear skin rug will look great when finished. Bear spray? Pfft! The very next day, a man was attacked by a Grizzly not far south of where I was hunting. He lived.


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