COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (CBS13) – Wildlife officials captured the moment when a bear was released back into the wild.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks says a three-year-old grizzly bear was captured after north of Columbia Falls recently. Authorities say the bear had been killing some chickens.

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The 211-pound bear was released back into the wild near the North Fork of Flathead drainage on April 11.

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Video posted to the department’s Facebook page shows the moment the bear was set free. As of Tuesday, the video has been seen more than 232,000 times.

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Wildlife officials say bears in the area are moving to lower elevations as they emerge from their dens to get away from the snow.