ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBS) — The bear who has been roaming La Crescenta and Glendale the past few weeks has been successfully relocated to a remote area in the Angeles National Forest.
The 400-pound black bear has been seen several times during the last three weeks in the Glendale and La Crescenta area, bordering the forest, getting into trash cans and even into a garage refrigerator, where it reportedly found frozen meatballs.
“When wild animals are allowed to feed on human food and garbage, they lose their natural ways, often resulting in death for the animal. Bears and other animals are attracted to anything edible or smelly,” a statement from the Department of Fish and Game said.
Officials said at one point that the bear didn’t pose an “imminent threat to public safety.”
The 3-year-old bear apparently overstayed his welcome, when it was spotted roaming the 2300 block of Mayfield Avenue
Tuesday morning shortly before sunrise. Officers from the Department of Fish and Game, cornered the animal in a La Crescenta backyard, where it was tranquilized.
It was then taken further into the Angeles National Forest for release back into the wild.
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