Grizzlies visit Creston orchard

Print Article

A remote camera set up in Bob and Laurie Muth's yard captured photos of grizzlies, including this one in broad daylight.

 

 

 

With the help of Defenders of Wildlife and Tim Manley of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Muths installed electric fencing to discourage bears Ňfrom becoming dependent on a food source that can only end badly for the bears,Ó Bob Muth said. ŇA few destroyed fruit trees are a small price to pay to be able to witness the great bearŐs return,Ó he added. Muth was philosophical about the grizzlies: ŇThere are things that cannot be put into words. And the aura surrounding a wild grizzly bear is at the top of the list. Grizzlies are mythical, mystical and magnificent creatures. We are blessed to live in a place large enough and wise enough to be part of this breathtaking animalŐs recovery from the road to extermination ... thanks to farsighted conservationists and the Endangered Species Act.ÓĘ

Apple and plum trees on Bob and Laurie Muth’s property in the Creston area have been attracting grizzly bears this fall.

With the help of Defenders of Wildlife and Tim Manley of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Muths installed electric fencing to discourage bears “from becoming dependent on a food source that can only end badly for the bears,” Bob Muth saidin an email.

“A few destroyed fruit trees are a small price to pay to be able to witness the great bear’s return,” he added.

Muth was philosophical about the grizzlies: “There are things that cannot be put into words. And the aura surrounding a wild grizzly bear is at the top of the list. Grizzlies are mythical, mystical and magnificent creatures. We are blessed to live in a place large enough and wise enough to be part of this breathtaking animal’s recovery from the road to extermination ... thanks to farsighted conservationists and the Endangered Species Act.”

Print Article

Read More Local News

Double-helix staircase a focal point of Many Glacier restoration

April 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm | Daily Inter Lake Building a spiral staircase involves some tricky math. And building a double-helix staircase on its original footprint in a century-old lodge is even trickier. Over the past year several local craft...

Comments

Read More

Driver ‘an accident waiting to happen’

April 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm | Daily Inter Lake A driver going down Ninth Street West reportedly cut off another vehicle, nearly clipping it, before running a red light. The caller told Columbia Falls Police that the vehicle was also traveling ove...

Comments

Read More

Glacier eyes ‘one car in, one car out’ rules to ease crowding

April 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Hungry Horse News If the crowds of last summer continue, Glacier National Park is considering implementing a “one car in, one car out,” plan for some of its dead-end roads, Superintendent Jeff Mow said last week durin...

Comments

Read More

Karas: FVCC success shaped by community input

April 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Daily Inter Lake The leader of Flathead Valley Community College stood before the Montana Legislature on a recent spring day and asked for approval of the school’s most recent project: operating a brew house and — ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2017 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X