A woman who scared off a grizzly bear while on a camping trip was attacked and killed by it later.
- Leah Davis Lokan, a Montana camping companion, was attacked by a grizzly last year.
- According to a new report, Lokan (65) was afraid of the bear an hour before it returned and killed her.
- After she chased the bear away, Lokan turned down an offer to stay at a hotel.
A Montana woman was attacked by a bear while on a camping trip.
A bear attacked Leah Davis Lokan (65-year-old retired nurse from California) while she was camping in Ovando in Montana in the early hours on July 6, 2021.
This 26-page report was published earlier in the month. It found that Lokan had chased the bear away an hour before it returned to her tent and killed her.
According to the report, Lokan was traveling with her sister and was sleeping in her tent at the museum when the attack occurred.
According to the report, her sister was at a nearby hotel. However, Lokan was camping next to Joe and Kim Cole.
A 417-pound bear outside her tent awakened Lokan at 03h00. Coles was notified quickly, and he helped Lokan scare off the bear by making loud noises.
According to the report, Lokan quickly moved food from her tent and prepared bear spray.
The Coles asked her if they would like to stay in a hotel. She declined and went back to bed, according to the report.
The couple was woken up by a loud noise around 04h00. However, it sounded as if Lokan was being attacked.
Jay Cole stated that he saw the black bear “pouncing up, down” on Lokan’s tent and tried to scare it away.
The report cites an autopsy showing that the bear injured Lokan and her spine severed. She died instantly. According to the report, the bear didn’t attack anyone else and fled.
DNA tests proved that the same grizzly bear attacked a chicken coop just hours after the attack. According to the report, officials killed the bear, who was four- to seven years old, several days later.
A remote camera captured an image of a bear believed to be involved in the attack.
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