STEVENSON RANCH (CBSLA.com) – Officials Tuesday night issued a warning to residents regarding a bear who is wandering around a Santa Clarita Valley neighborhood.
In a post on its Facebook page, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that that the “Stevenson Ranch bear is still making his presence known in and about neighborhoods.”READ MORE: 'Gentle And Generous Soul': Bruno, LA Zoo's 42-Year-Old Orangutan, Dies Suddenly
CBS2 obtained video from a homeowner that shows the bear strolling around a driveway. The bear wasn’t even scared off by the motion sensor light.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The Santa Clarita Valley often gets bear sightings. LASD advises residents to use bear-proof trash, not to leave any scented products outside, avoid bird feeders, keep BBQ grills lean.
Authorities say if you see a bear, do not approach, but instead, slowly back away and give it plenty of room.MORE NEWS: Group Running Free Mini Train Rides In Costa Mesa Gets $15,000 To Repair Vandalized Junction
If a bear causes damage to your home, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 562-598-1032.