Grizzly bear cub hit and killed by car on Togwotee Pass

This morning around 12:30 a.m. Wyoming Highway Patrol received a report from a driver that he had struck a bear cub while driving on Togwotee Pass. Brian DeBolt, Large Carnivore Conflict Coordinator for the Wyoming Game & Fish confirms that a 6-7 month old grizzly bear cub was struck and killed by a driver on the west side of Togwotee Pass. DeBolt says this is the third bear, and the second grizzly bear, that he's aware of that has been struck and killed by a vehicle this season. A black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle about one month ago near Independence Rock and a grizzly bear cub was struck and killed in Grand Teton National Park last month. "It's unfortunate that this has happened, but understandably bears that frequent roadsides have a higher mortality rate," DeBolt explained. "This is why the G&F discourages roadside bears on our Wyoming highways." DeBolt notes citations aren't given to individuals who strike wildlife with their vehicle. *Feature photo: Pitchengine Communities stock photo of a grizzly bear cub on Togwotee Pass / h/t Shane Mathill* #county10 #news