GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA) – A bear made its way through a Granada Hills residential neighborhood Tuesday, and at one point decided to take a dip in a backyard pool.
The bear was first spotted in the 16000 block of Timber Ridge Drive at 10:37 a.m. according to Los Angeles police. The bear was discovered sitting under a tree in the front yard of a home.
CBS2 chopper video caught footage of the bear hopping a fence and then jumping into a backyard pool in the 13100 block of Whistler Avenue.
After taking a swim, the bear jumped out and wandered into Bee Canyon Park.
A photo posted to LAPD Devonshire’s Facebook page clearly showed the red tag the bear was wearing.
Residents were asked to stay inside during the ordeal.
A little before 1:30 p.m., U.S. Forest Service officers tranquilized the bear with a dart. They will then transport it into a rural area, and safely release it back into the wild.
Thee animal was seen sporting a tag on one of its ears, meaning Tuesday’s visit to a suburban setting likely wasn’t its first.