PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — A large female black bear decided to sleep it off up a tree in Palmdale Saturday.
The bear was likely trying to keep cool.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
She was spotted up a tree near homes on 40th Street E. and Q-2 so game wardens were called to try to coax her back into the wild.
The bear didn’t look like she wanted to move, so she was eventually tranquilized.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Officials were there to catch her when the bear fell from her perch.
Authorities said the bear was in good health.
Officials estimated the bear at about one-and-a-half years of age. They believe she was in the residential area looking for food and/or water.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón