Sheriff reports bear attack on chicken coop

| August 27, 2020 1:00 AM

Sheriff reports bear attack on chicken coop

The Boundary County Sheriff’s office is advising residents in the Three Mile area that grizzly bear damaged chicken coop and to exercise caution.

A trap for the bear had been set and officials recommended resident use an electric fence on all chicken and pig pens.

Wednesday’s report is the latest in a string of NIXLE alerts sent to Boundary County residents over the past few about problem bears in the community.

In May, a NIXLE alert was sent to Boundary County residents about a young grizzly bear in the Porthill area which had caused extensive damage to an unprotected beehive.

If community members see a bear or are having problems with a bear, they are urged to contact the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office at 208-267-3151, who will disseminate the information.

In May 2019, Darcy and Mandy Lammers experienced livestock loss due to a grizzly bear which killed lambs, and a few miles away from the Lammers’ ranch, another resident lost some sheep.

The grizzly bear is listed as endangered on the endangered species list and is a protected animal. Grizzlies cannot be killed by residents for nuisance issues such as livestock attacks or property loss.

If community members see a bear or are having problems with a bear, they are urged to contact the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office at 208-267-3151, who will disseminate the information.

The NIXLE service for weather alerts, emergencies, road issues, wildfires, accidents, etc. can be accessed by texting the ZIP code where you would like information to 888-777; for Boundary County, use the 83805 or 83853 ZIP code