Wildlife officials have captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after concluding that it had become habituated to people and posed a safety risk.

The bear was the third euthanized this week.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the 4-year-old male grizzly was captured near Trego on Wednesday and euthanized at a veterinary clinic the next day.

FWP officials said in a statement Friday that the bear was approaching residences, broke a window and tried to enter a shed. It was undeterred by attempts to haze it away.

FWP officials also killed a male grizzly south of Condon after capturing it Monday for being food-conditioned and habituated to people.

A black bear was euthanized Tuesday after being captured in Hyalite Canyon for being unafraid of people.


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