A Californian woman died after being attacked by a grizzly bear in the middle of the night in Montana, USA earlier this week.
9.7. 12:07 | Updated 6:42
Authorities have shot a grizzly bear in Montana that killed a woman camping earlier this week, says a British newspaper The Guardian.
The bear was shot shortly after midnight on Friday, about two miles (just over three miles) from Ovando, where a 65-year-old woman died in a bear attack.
The bear was lured to the scene with a trap. It had been hunted for three days, including by helicopter.
Californian woman had been on a long bike ride and spent the night in a hiking area in the small village of Ovando, located next to Glacier National Park.
The bear had approached hikers in the area for the first time local time at three in the morning on Tuesday, but still ran away at that time.
The woman and other hikers removed all food from their tents before continuing to sleep.
However, the bear soon returned and attacked the woman who was sleeping alone and pulled her out of the tent. The woman is reported dead immediately while sleeping.
Other hikers woke up to the sounds of the attack and eventually got the bear out with the help of an expulsion spray.
Karhua it is not usually stopped if it has attacked due to a surprise encounter or defending the chicks, but in this case, the authorities considered the bear to be too great a threat.
The bear is also said to have killed and eaten several chickens on the same night from a nearby chicken. Bait has been left in the area to attract the bear. In addition, the bear is searched from the air.
Glacier National Park is home to the largest number of bears in the United States, if Alaska is not taken into account. However, Bear Deaths are rare. In the last 20 years, two other people have died in the area from a bear attack.
Last in May a woman walking her dogs died after being attacked by a black bear in the state of Colorado.