MISSOULA – Missoula parents and students are being advised to keep an eye out for wildlife.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are is seeing a shift of wildlife activity in the lower elevations including populated urban areas.
Missoula County Public Schools recently sent out an email recommending that parents or adults accompany young students to and from bus stops.
Missoula residents are also being asked to be diligent about containing attractants to help keep animals away from homes and neighborhoods.
Missoula Bears reports on their website that grizzly bears and mountain lions have recently been reported in the Rattlesnake, Seeley Lake and Potomac areas.
Additionally, multiple black bears have been getting into garbage in the Lolo and Seeley Lake areas as well as reports of folks seeing bears on the trails near Pineview Park in the Rattlesnake, according to Missoula Bears.