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Mother bear, cubs spotted roaming Duarte neighborhood

September 4, 2012 | 10:08 am

Perhaps it was their own version of a Labor Day vacation.

A Duarte woman captured footage of a mother bear and two cubs roaming her neighborhood Saturday, hopping two fences and snooping around before a sheriff's deputy arrived.

The deputy eventually used his horn and siren to scare the bears away from the homes, KTLA-TV reported.

The woman, identified as Rosemary Flores, told the TV station that the trio of ursines "stared at her small dog" before they left.

Duarte and other foothill communities are no stranger to the animals. In July, a mother bear watched as her cub removed the screen from a Duarte garage's open window and rummaged through trash.

And just last week, the meatball-loving ursine nicknamed "Glen Bearian" made his final appearance in the area when he was captured by California Department of Fish and Game officials in La Cañada Flintridge. The 400-pound black bear will be moved soon to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary that will be his permanent home.


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