A Montana rancher shot and killed a black bear that scaled a tall fence and broke into his house to rummage for food this week along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Lane Yeager discovered damage when he returned to his home near Choteau on Monday evening. The young male bear had broken through a screen and entered an open window, wrecked a lazy Susan and tore off a door to get to food in the trash and in the pantry.
“It was dark out. I was headed for the light switch when it ran across ahead of me,” Yeager told the Great Falls Tribune. “That’s when I knew I had an issue.”