Caught On Tape: 500-Pound Black Bear Roams Through Glendale

GLENDALE (CBS) — Residents were on edge Thursday morning after an enormous black bear was sighted overnight.

Officers say a 500-pound bear was spotted scaling a concrete wall near Lowell Avenue and Franklin Street at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Glendale police officers began tracking the bear through yards and streets as it made its way through Glendale, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles.

Animal control officials requested officers shoot only rubber bullets near the bear to scare it back into the wilderness.

The bear disappeared into the hills at 12:25 a.m.

This was the second bear sighting in the area in the last month.

“Well, I’m a little surprised. We’ve lived up here for, you know, 15 years and it’s been a long time. You know, we’ve seen two bears in the last couple months and I don’t remember having any sightings prior to that,” Glendale resident Fred Linkchorst told CBS2. “It’s interesting and it’s fun, but it’s also, you know, a little scary when you think about a bear wandering around when you may not expect it. I didn’t know about it this morning. I don’t know if I’d be out here if I did.”

  • You know

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    • rich

      can not edit them out if your intent is to quote what they said, other wise it becomes your statement and not that of the other person

  • Paul Castillo

    I was talking to a bear the other day and he and all his bear friends are very concerned about all the annoying humans that have taken up residence in the area over the last few years. Oh, and he said he was hungry.

    • Bear

      Here is some Mexican meat for the bears.

  • Flo Steele

    North Glendale is right below the Verdugo Mountains where I used to live and yep, lots of wild animals come down from them hills! That’s part of the beauty of living in North Glendale, it’s close to the city, yet you live in the wild animal wilderness. Raccoons, coyotes, mountain lions, skunks, deer, you name it, it lives there and they walk down the mountain hillsides near homes for water and food.

  • Yogi

    Hey Boo Boo let’s go and get some pic -a- nic baskets.

  • wgaf

    I would strip off all my clothes and pour honey all over myself and let that bear lick me up.

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