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Black Bear Takes a Swim, Eats Some Food in Pasadena

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Not only were we looking at the "year of the bear," as predicted by one California Fish and Game spokesperson said earlier this year, the Station Fire has left some 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest charred, which means less chances of food and water. But hello, Pasadena with your swimming pools and trash cans full of yummy scraps. A 400 to 500 pound North American Black Bear wandered the Hastings Ranch neighborhood of Pasadena last night. Officials responded and eventually chased it back into the forest. There was no damage and no injuries.