PHOTO: Bear shot in Overhalla: “It’s probable that it attacked sheep”

Bear shot deadPhoto: Stein Kristian Røset / NTB

A female bear was shot in Bangdalen in Overhalla in Trøndelag on Monday night. It was probably responsible for attacking sheep in several municipalities.

The bear was shot at Steinsdalsvatnet in the Bangdal area in Overhalla just after midnight.

“I can confirm that a young female of 78.6 kilos was shot just after midnight on Monday night. There is a high probability that this is the bear that has attacked sheep in Beitstad and Bangdalen,” hunt leader Stein Kristian Røset told newspaper Trønder-Avisa.

A total of 28 sheep carcasses have been found in Beitstad and Bangdalen this year.

“The hunting teams have tracked the bear for two days. We set up four or five posts last night, and it paid off. The cooperation between the municipal hunting teams has worked excellently across municipal boundaries,” Røset said. He estimates that the bear is around four years old.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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