SUN VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A bear was tranquilized by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials Wednesday morning after it spent nearly two hours roaming around a San Fernando Valley neighborhood.READ MORE: Driver Tries To Run Over Beverly Hills Officer, Sparking Pursuit; One Arrested
The male California Black Bear, which was first tagged by officials on May 6 in Santa Clarita, was spotted around 6:10 a.m. near Stonehurst Avenue and Fenway Street in Sun Valley.
Sky 2 was overhead and captured images of the 150-pound animal wandering through backyards and in driveways.
“This time of year, these guys are moving around, looking for food, looking for water. He’s probably just trying to find a place that’s comfortable, safe and where he can get a food source,” Warden JC Healy said.READ MORE: E.G. Daily On 'Rugrat's New Holiday Special "Traditions": 'We Embrace Everyone And Everything'
Wildlife officials shot the bear with a tranquiler around 7:40 a.m. in the Shadow Hills Estates area.
“I put a dart probably in his shoulder area . . . it took about three to four minutes for him to go down which is pretty quick,” Healy said.
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“Hopefully he won’t come back,” officer Andrew Hughan said.