PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — These three bears didn’t sleep in any beds, but they did decide to get into a pool.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a Pasadena home just before noon Thursday on the report of three bears. One of the bears reportedly broke a home’s glass while trying to get at the family dog.
Two people who were inside the home with the dog barricaded the door until the shattering glass scared off the bears.
The trio was later spotted playing in a swimming pool at another local home. A short time later, the two bear cubs were spotted picking through a nearby trash bin.
As they rummaged through the trash, one of the younger bears was seen being chased off by a dog.
“The dog’s not in any harm,” Fish and Wildlife’s Andrew Hughan said. “The (mother) bear, she’ll stay up in the tree with her cubs, that’s her priority right now. The bears are scared of dogs, luckily.”
Personnel remained on the scene to monitor the activity of the bears, according to Hughan, who said they will likely come down from their tree and go back into forest areas around nightfall.
KCAL9’s Craig Herrera spoke to pool owner Danny Brimecombe.
“My pool man doesn’t get happy when he sees the pool dirty,” he laughed.
Brimecombe said dealing with bears in his neighborhood is “part of the deal.”
But he also said, “I just don’t like it when they start tearing stuff up, you know.”
By nightfall, the bears still hadn’t left the neighborhood.
Before taking much of the country by storm via Facebook and Twitter, the bears looked like they were ready to set up permanent residence.
KCAL9’s Laurie Perez saw one of them — the larger one — making its way through a yard.
Neighbors are not phased by the repeat appearances.
Lynda Georgian has even put up a Bear Crossing sign.
“We want to make sure our bears are not hit by a car,” she said.
Residents say the bears tend to come down on Thursdays, which is garbage night. Translation: buffet time.