MILES CITY — A southeastern Montana man shot a black bear a day after the bruin crawled into his house through an open window.
Jim and Jeannette Lei said the bear had been hanging around their place near Ashland for a month. Jeannette says at one point, the bear ate the cat food off the porch.
On July 28, the male bear climbed in through a window. Jim yelled and the bear tried several windows before crawling out the one it came in.
When the bear came back the next day, and was looking through the same window, the couple decided it had no fear of people.
Jim, who is 82, shot the bear and called a game warden 100 miles away in Miles City. Jeanette says when the warden arrived he said they’d done the right thing.