Bearfest: Two Bears Wander Into Neighborhoods

Two bears were tranquilized Wednesday -- one in La Verne, another in Camarillo -- after they wandered into residential areas.

The bear in La Verne wandered into a homeowner's yard before State Fish and Game hunters tranquilized the animal. No one was injured.

The bear, first spotted about 11 a.m., was tranquilized at about 1:15 p.m., bagged and put into the bed of a pickup truck near Aldersgate Drive and Chamber Avenue.

The neighborhood is southeast of the San Dimas Canyon Nature Center, near the southern edge of the Angeles National Forest.  

Earlier Wednesday, a 300-pound brown bear has been tranquilized and taken away from a Camarillo apartment complex after keeping residents locked inside their homes for about an hour. The bear was running back and forth in the center of the Avalon Camarillo Apartment complex at 6:40 a.m. and sheriff's deputies were called.

Residents were told to stay inside their apartments.

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Bill Ayubis said deputies surrounded the complex and a California Department of Fish and Game representative used a tranquilizer dart to subdue the bear about an hour later.

No one was hurt. The male bear was loaded into a truck and taken to a wilderness area.

And because it never gets old, it's time for the obligatory flying tranquilized bear video. It's a classic.

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