Brett French presents: Red Lodge homeowner shoos black bears out of house
By angelamontana

Posted: August 28, 2020

It may not have been the best method, but it worked. Red Lodge resident Kathy Kenyon urged a black bear mom and two cubs out of her kitchen by clapping, yelling and making creative use of a window screen. The bears had broken in through a kitchen window by pushing out the screen. Once inside, they dined on peaches and Hershey’s chocolate. The momma bear in Kenyon reacted forcefully by shooing the animals out. Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set up a culvert trap to remove the bears, since such actions are frowned upon. It’s a good reminder to keep bear attractants away from your house, and to maybe close the windows. To read more about the somewhat humorous encounter, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/black-bears-invade-red-lodge-couples-kitchen-for-peaches-and-chocolate/article_188a2f7e-9fe6-5ca0-9f9d-dd2335838246.html

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed