PASADENA (CBSLA) — A large bear has been spotted at a home in Pasadena, not far from the Eaton Canyon area.
Pasadena police issued a warning at about 11:20 a.m. Friday that a bear had been spotted in the 3200 block of Mataro Street, near Santa Paula.READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
People were urged to avoid the area, and police said Fish & Game is en route to the area.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
Sky 9 spotted the bear in the bed of a raised planter, underneath a large tree, in the backyard of a home.
The healthy, 300-pound bear was tranquilized by wildlife personnel after 1 p.m., according to Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. The bear, which may have been looking for food and water due to the drought,, will be taken back to its natural habitat in the foothills north of the area.MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
No one, including the bear, was injured.