Doug Peacock Calls Out Loss Of Mother Griz And Cubs In Idaho
Snow has returned to grizzly country, several feet at altitude, and most, but not all bears, have withdrawn to their winter dens. For those of us who care about the grizzly, this is indeed good news: The bears who go underground are usually safe for the winter while grizzlies who still roam the Greater Yellowstone region face the most dangerous time in the Great Bear’s long season. For grizzlies that stay out, late fall can be more lethal.
This autumn, just south of my home near the northern border of Yellowstone National Park, a mother grizzly and two cubs of the year came to the attention of many local friends. She was spotted at Mammoth Hot Springs, the park headquarters, and later moved out of Yellowstone north to the gateway town of Gardner Montana and was seen eating grass, dandelions and crab apples near houses.