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Bear looking for food roams La Cañada Flintridge neighborhood

September 3, 2011 |  8:16 am

A bear makes its way back toward the Angeles National ForestResidents on Forest Green Drive in La Cañada Flintridge received an unexpected visitor anticipating trash day Thursday — an adult black bear in search of an easy meal.

Anjun Khan said that at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, she and her neighbors by the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club had placed their trash cans out for collection. That’s when the bear arrived.

“When my husband went out to put our last bag of trash in our big trash bin, he saw the bear and he came running back inside,” Khan told the Valley Sun.

Khan said the bear had knocked over her neighbor’s trash can in search of a meal.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Deborah Herman said that the bear was a full-grown adult, and that despite deputies' efforts it didn’t move on until it was done eating.


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Photo: A bear makes its way back toward Angeles National Forest after dining on chickens in the backyard of a home on Bonita Vista Drive in La Cañada Flintridge. Credit: John Peterson