Two Alpaca’s killed, Grizzly to blame!
(SIMMS) – State and federal wildlife officials confirm that a 270-lb male grizzly bear has been captured and relocated after killing to alpacas in the Simms area.
Mike Madel with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says "We're fairly confident that we captured the bear that was involved in the depredation based on some remote video."
US Fish & Wildlife Services set snares to capture the bear on Sunday along the Sun River about a mile and a half north of Simms.
The bear was previously unmarked but has now been radio collared and relocated south of Glacier National Park on the west side of the continental divide.
Madel noted that wildlife officials are still receiving consistent reports of bear sightings, especially along the river bottoms. "Further out along the Teton River and east of I-15 along the Marias river.
An alpaca is a long-haired domesticated South American mammal related to the llama.