June 4, 1995 in City

Bears Are Already Active At Glacier

Associated Press

It’s technically still spring, and Logan Pass is not yet cleared of snow, but bears are already delighting tourists and worrying rangers in Glacier National Park.

A grizzly with a cub was spotted on Avalanche Trail Thursday for the second time in 10 days, and hikers are being cautioned, spokeswoman Amy Vanderbilt said.

Two black bears, also with cubs, have been prowling Camas Road, and one has shown some protective aggression toward spectators that she apparently thought were too close to her cubs.

Rangers are monitoring the black bears and may move them. They are particularly concerned about the two along Camas Road, fearing the bears may be mooching food from tourists.

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