Grizzly shot, killed after fatal attack of California woman


HELENA Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear that pulled a California woman from her tent and fatally attacked her earlier this week has been shot and killed in Montana.

Wildlife officials using night vision goggles killed the bear overnight Friday after staking out a chicken coop that the bear had raided near Ovando.

Leah Davis Lokan, 65, of Chico, California, was on a long-distance cycling trip and had camped by Ovando’s post office with other bicyclists when she was attacked and killed Tuesday.

Friends said Lokan was a free spirit and adventuresome and aware of the dangers she faced on the trip.


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