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Grizzly bear at home on the range

A grizzly bear feeds in a Western Montana farm field with a herd of cattle on June 17, 2014.  (Jaimie Johnson)
A grizzly bear feeds in a Western Montana farm field with a herd of cattle on June 17, 2014. (Jaimie Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason.

Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in a blind near a fox den before he headed toward  home near Lincoln.  

"As I drove along a back prairie road, I noticed a strange dark-colored cow being chased by the other cows. As I got closer I realized….. that’s no cow….  Weird to see grizzlies on the prairie."

He apologized for the quality of the image but said he had to document the sighting.

Head 'em up!   Move 'em out!



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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