Young black bear breaks into Montana hotel room, hangs out in bathroom

Posted at 2:13 PM, Sep 04, 2019

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Bears find their way into all kinds of interesting places, and over the weekend, a young black bear proved it: He managed to climb through a window and settle in at a bathroom at a Big Sky hotel.

The crew at Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant told people about the encounter on their Facebook page.

The bear attracted lots of attention from staff and guests, with many people recording video and taking photos as officials tried to coax the bear out.

The bear seemed very comfortable and showed no signs of leaving. Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) and Gallatin County Sheriff's deputies, opted to tranquilize it.

FWP said it planned to release the bear in a more remote area.

The bear was not injured, and damage to the hotel is estimated at less than $500.

This story was originally published by David Sherman on KXLF in Butte, Montana.