ARCADIA (CBSLA) – A bear was spotted in an Arcadia neighborhood Monday morning.


The bear was first discovered in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue just before 9 a.m., according to Arcadia police.


California Department of Fish and Wildlife staff were called to the scene and the bear was tranquilized sometime before 10:30 a.m. in the driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Catalpa Road. The bear was believed to be between 300 and 350 pounds.

The bear will likely be relocated to a rural area and released back into the wild.

Traffic on the 210 Freeway was not affected.

Bear sightings are common in the Los Angeles area. In July, a bear was caught on video taking a dip in a backyard Jacuzzi in Altadena. In June, a bear took a swim in a backyard pool in Pasadena.

Comments (2)
  1. Melissa Heidsman-Wellman says:

    Welcome to the San Gabriel foothills! Grow up living in arcadia. We called once and APD came with rifles and not tranquilizers. I guess a common occurrence. Thank goodness the bear scared the officers off. We need to remember we took over their land and food sources. Thank you for what ever agencies helped APD. Sorry though to think he had to go so far down.

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