A bear was spotted running across the lanes of the 210 Freeway in Duarte early Saturday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
The bear sighting was reported around 3 a.m. CHP officials were able to chase the bear off the freeway and into the brush on the side of the freeway, according to California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife official Adam Smith.
Smith and his colleagues arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. and were able to tranquilize the bear.
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“He went down within five minutes. It went pretty smooth,” Smith said. “We’re going to take him back to the foothills.”
According to Smith, the bear is likely a male, approximately 150 pounds and in “great condition.”