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

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