“Older” black bear wanders for hours in a California neighborhood, sniffs food and takes a nap before being tempered, removed
- A giant black bear wandered through a suburb of Los Angeles on Friday
- It appeared to Monravia around 2.30 am and caught the attention of news crews
- The bear made his way to the gates of houses and was not impressed by residents
- People who went to work took pictures of the bear on their phones
- The animal also tore into trash cans before it was stunned
An ‘older’ black bear roamed for hours through a suburb of Los Angeles, came close to residents as they left for work and was filmed by news crews who dared to catch the animal before it was stunned.
The bear came to Monravia around 2:30, less than 25 miles outside of LA.
The animal caught the attention of news crews rushing to the 300 block of North Mayflower Avenue almost immediately.
By dawn, residents such as Douglas Dennis came out of their homes and watched the bear go home. Dennis said that hungry bears often show up in the neighborhood looking for a tasty snack.
A black bear came to Monravia, California around 2:30 AM, less than 25 miles outside of LA. Video images captured by news crews show the bear just after he has arrived in the neighborhood
An image of a trash can be torn open by the bear while searching for food through Monravia, California on Friday
Resident Douglas Dennis (photo) spoke to a reporter on Friday just a few meters away from a black bear (red circle) wandering through Monravia, California
Dennis says that hungry bears often come to the area looking for a tasty snack
“He seems fine,” Dennis van de Beer said as he approached. “He’s just trying to get something to eat.”
Spokesman for fish and wildlife Tim Daly told Time that the bear was around 400 pounds, feminine and “would be described as elderly.”
The bear, unimpressed by his human onlookers, approached several news vans as he walked down the street and tore open trash cans.
The black bear that walked into Monravia, California, was seen in video footage that walked from home to home for hours
The bear didn’t seem impressed by his human onlookers, or various news crews filming him as he wandered around the neighborhood
“I’m just getting into the news vehicle,” said a female reporter as she walked back from the approaching bear and got into a van.
“Trash cans come out on Friday and they come to eat,” Dennis said to another reporter, looking at the animal.
Eventually the bear decided to take a nap after hours from house to house.
It slept peacefully until helicopters and lawn mowers woke it up, Aiden Dennis, 16, told KTLA.
That’s when Fish and Game officials calmed the bear and carried them out of the garden.
Video shows that about six men were working to carry the bear.