By CBSLA Staff

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.

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People were urged to avoid the area, and police said Fish & Game is en route to the area.

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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.

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No one, including the bear, was injured.