Black Bear Attacks Elderly Montana Woman

Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the attack happened near Ashley Lake. The extent of her injuries was not immediately known. Officials warn as hibernation draws near bear activity increases

Black Bear Attacks Elderly Montana Woman

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a black bear attacked and injured an elderly woman near her residence west of Kalispell.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the attack happened near Ashley Lake. The woman was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries was not immediately known.

FWP's Wildlife/Human Attack Response is investigating and officials were trying to capture the bear early Monday.

Bear activity has increased in recent weeks as the animals prepare for hibernation.

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