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Mama Bear and Cubs Climb Tree in Altadena

Photo of a black bear by solviturambulando via Flickr
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Looks like Glen Bearian has some competition -- a mama bear and her two cubs have climbed a tree in Altadena, reports NBC Los Angeles. Officials think they're foraging for food.

"Bears are very, very lazy creatures," Sgt. Debra Herman told the news site. "Mom is likely teaching them how to get into trash cans."

If so, they could learn something from their Glendale predecessor, who appeared to know when trash day was and even took the initiative to pluck oranges from nearby trees.

The three tree-climbing Altadena animals were discovered at 8:00 a.m. today. Officials from Fish and Game say that they have no intention of trying to get the bears down or tranquilizing them at this juncture. In the meantime, we'll be taking bets on how long before someone sets up a Twitter account for them.