PALMDALE (  —  A large female black bear decided to sleep it off up a tree in Palmdale Saturday.

The bear was likely trying to keep cool.

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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.

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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.

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