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.READ MORE: Heavy Early Morning Traffic Expected To Start Week As Highway 99 Construction Continues
The 211-pound bear was released back into the wild near the North Fork of Flathead drainage on April 11.READ MORE: KISS Add September Date In Wheatland For ‘End Of The Road’ Final Tour
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.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Get Early Morning Pallet Yard Fire Near Modesto Under Control
Wildlife officials say bears in the area are moving to lower elevations as they emerge from their dens to get away from the snow.