LA CRESCENTA (CBS) — The munchies-loving bear who had the Crescenta Valley all a-twitter may have found his way through 25 miles of wilderness to return to the tasty garbage cans he has come to love, it was reported Saturday.
A 400-pound bruin nicknamed “Glen Bearian” was darted, tagged and dropped deep in the Angeles National Forest last month, after he was spotted eating thrown out baklava, oranges, birthday cake and tuna from the flimsy garbage cans of northern Glendale and La Crescenta, the Los Angeles Times reported. Glen Bearian also has a reported fondness for Costco meatballs.
The bear terrified at least one L.A. TV crew, and was given a Twitter account by a ghostwriter. His posts had become infrequent after being relocated to the deep, wild and wireless-less mountain range.
Thursday night, sheriff’s deputies spotted a large bear on the northernmost suburban fringe of Glendale. The bear was spotted in the 2500 block of Chevy Chase Drive, the same spot when Glen Bearian foraged in April.
Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz likened the first bear to the fictional Yogi Bear of cartoon fame. “To be tranquilized and transported 25 miles in the forest and to find his way back, that’s one heck of a smart bear,” the lawman told The Times.
“If the Chevy Chase bear isn’t the same, then that’s Boo Boo.”
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