Montrose-La Crescenta Bear to be Relocated (Video)

The Glendale black bear frequented the area for weeks and weighs about 250 to 300 pounds.

Here's what a California Deptartment of Fish and Game Public Information Officer reported, via the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department email notification:

Montrose bear has been active in the area for 3 weeks. Always ran away when saw humans: good bear behavior. Now tranquilized. Never been caught before. Adult black bear is 250-300 lbs. Confident that this is same bear frequenting Montrose, Glendale, and LaCrescenta. Will be taken far away to the forest. 

California Dept. of Fish and Game Capt. Martin Wall said: "Moving a tranquilized bear is like moving a waterbed without a frame." 

This isn't the first bear that officials have moved, said Sheriff's Reserve Chief Mike Leum.

Leum recalls moving a bear using a truck to Horse Flats about two years ago and standing by to make sure the bear woke up before leaving the scene. 

danette April 10, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Hope the bear wakes up safe and sound in the woods with other bears to help him heal from this adventure and 4 tranquilizers!!!!
Nicole Charky April 11, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Hey Danette, thanks for commenting. Here's the California Department of Fish and Game's blog about the bear: http://bit.ly/IviktP


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