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By Ryan OConnell
Montana Kaimin used with permission 

Please feed the bears

 

December 7, 2018

Lambert "Frog" DeMers stalked an escaped black bear over clipped lawns, slinking along the wooden sidings of suburban homes. Every time he peeked around the trunk of a leafless tree, the cub nonchalantly moved out of range of DeMers' lasso. It was a warm, late November, low 40s the previous week, so there was no snow to mold the cub's tiny prints or show its brown fur. But that didn't matter, because a bear wandering between houses in 1920 was an oddity, even in Missoula, Montana.

Lucky, a female, was the University's football mascot and had been spending her time at the Delta Rho fraternit...



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