LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (CBS) — A bear sighting has neighbors in La Canada Flintridge on high alert Saturday.
Fish and Game officials said a wandering bear that recently attacked backyard chickens in the Altadena foothills, Friday, could be the same large black bear that’s been reported invading the foothills neighborhood recently.READ MORE: LA County Students Exposed To COVID-19 Can Continue To Attend In-Person Classes, Health Officials Announce
The Altadena Sheriff’s Department said they’ve gotten several calls about the bear.
Residents described it as a large animal that appears to be three to four years old.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed To Death At Senior Living Community In Baldwin Hills
After the bear ate a resident’s chickens, deputies notified state Fish and Game.
The bear recently started foraging in local trash cans.
Officials are asking all residents to make sure that their pets are indoors at night and their trash cans are secured.MORE NEWS: One Of The World's Largest Homes Is About To Go Up For Sale In Bel Air
They are even recommending bear proof trash cans, which can be purchased at sporting and hardware stores.