Bear pays visit to northern Pasadena

PASADENA — A bear attracted attention by taking a stroll through a Pasadena neighborhood Thursday afternoon before scampering back into the woods, authorities said.
Sightings of the “small-to-medium” bear were first reported about 3:30 p.m. along Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, north of New York Drive, Pasadena police Lt. John Dewar said.
Police, Pasadena Human Society & SPCA and California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials responded to the scene.
After vanishing then popping up again about a block away, the bear ended it’s visit to Pasadena about 5:30 p.m.
“The bear went up into the brush, then disappeared into the forest by itself,” Dewar said.

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