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Bear Tries To Play Round Of Golf, Is Tranquilized

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A bear made his way onto a Granada Hills golf course on Monday, and roamed around a bit before being hit with tranquilizers and taken back to the woods.

According to City News Service, the bear was first spotted at about noon in the 12200 block of Catenia Drive, about a half-mile from the Knollwood Country Club.

He then strolled onto the club's golf course, where police were ready with guns drawn should anything go awry (anything, that is, beyond what had already gone awry). A woman who owns a chicken coop also lives nearby, and officers were attempting to protect her fowl.

According to the Daily News, golfers were rounded up in carts and the course was cleared. Officials eventually tracked the bear down around hole 13—described by the Daily News as a "tough par 3"—tranquilized him, and, reports ABC News, loaded him into the back of a pickup to drive him home.

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KTLA 5 notes that the bear, who was tagged after being taken down, appeared to be in good health.