Deputies track bear in Laurel area

Posted at 3:15 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 17:48:05-04

Update as of 0751 hours. Photo of black bear courtesy of Captain Michaelis. Fish and Game is on scene as well.

LAUREL – Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies were tracking a bear Wednesday morning in the Laurel area.

The sheriff’s office posted this note on Facebook shortly after 7 a.m.:

Deputies are currently out in the Laurel area on a bear sighting. The bear was first spotted in the Pheasant Brook Subdivision walking along the big ditch. Once deputies located the bear it, “Headed north at a dead run”.

Just a reminder that we still live in Montana. There are a bunch of unique and wild animals that we share this great state with.

At this time the bear poses no immediate danger to the community. Be vigilant and be aware of your surroundings.