A black bear was tranquilized and relocated Friday after letting himself into a Butler Creek residence, making himself at home, and giving law enforcement a chuckle.
The bear had somehow gotten into the house’s mudroom and locked himself inside, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the call at 5:45 a.m.
“The door had been ajar,” said Jamie Jonkel, wildlife management specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. “He must have tested it and stepped inside.