By CBSLA Staff

SIERRA MADRE (CBSLA) – A bear was spotted meandering through a Sierra Madre neighborhood Monday afternoon.

A bear in the backyard of a home in Sierra Madre, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2021. (Credit: Michael Oliver/Twitter)

A resident posted cell phone video of the bear walking along a backyard fence in the 200 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard.

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Bear sightings are quite common in the San Gabriel foothill communities of Sierra Madre, Altadena, La Verne and Monrovia.

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Forced to contend with drought conditions or sometimes wildfires in the Angeles National Forest, bears will travel south looking for food and water.

In August, a large bear was spotted on the property of a home in Pasadena, near Eaton Canyon.

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Bears are also commonly spotted in the foothill neighborhoods of the Santa Susana Mountains, including Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. Also last month, a young bear was seen several times in a Simi Valley neighborhood.