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Bear Picks Wrong Neighborhood to Forage, is Tranquilized in San Dimas Upon Sighting

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Not all bears have the good fortune of the Glendale bear -- wandering into a neighborhood, happening upon some meatballs and being allowed to return for weeks on end before being tranquilized and taken back to the forest. Instead, many end up like a bear spotted yesterday in a residential area in San Dimas: tranquilized upon sight and immediately escorted back to the woods.

The bear in question was seen by residents at about 1 a.m., according to City News Services, in a backyard near the intersection of Baseline Road and San Dimas Canyon Road. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene and in turn requested backup from Fish and Game officials, who immediately acted to remove the animal from the neighborhood.

The bear had been spotted earlier by a different resident, who tried to scare it away with a blowhorn, according to ABC 7.

No one was injured during the bear's visit, or in the process of getting him back to the woods.