Train kills grizzly cub in northwestern Montana
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a male grizzly bear cub was struck and killed by a freight train in northwestern Montana.
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the bear was killed by a BSNF Railway train on Nov. 8 near Columbia Falls.
Investigators did not find any attractants at the site.
The male cub is one of three grizzly bears to have died in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem within the past month.
Two adult female grizzly bears died of natural causes at separate sites near Hungry Horse Reservoir.
So far this year, 48 grizzly bear mortalities have been identified in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. Bears are considered mortalities if they die, are euthanized, are taken to a zoo or research facility or are moved to another ecosystem.