Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Black bear returns to La Crescenta neighborhood

March 29, 2012 |  7:30 am

A black bear spotted several items over the last few weeks in La Crescenta has returned to the neighborhood, and some people are worried.

Elva Sherman is the latest resident to spot the bear, just feet from her front door. She heard her dog barking incessantly about 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

"This big fuzzy bear just is walking like this... just happily walking down the street," Sherman told KTLA-TV.

She said she called her son to the doorstep, and he came outside with a makeshift weapon.

"Weight-wise, it was 300 or 400 pounds," said Sherman's son, Thomas.

Elva Sherman described the bear as being as tall as a person.

Residents are asked to call 911 if they see the bear. While black bears usually avoid humans, experts say that if they get too comfortable, they can become more bold.


Record Mega Millions jackpot draws players, lines

Lindsay Lohan's legal woes could end Thursday after court hearing

Pasadena police shooting: Man tells 911 operator he was robbed [audio]