(Video) Bear Wanders Around Sylmar Neighborhood in Los Angeles as Officials Chase Him
A young bear led Los Angeles police and fire officials on a chase on April 25 in the Sylmar neighborhood and Mission College on April 25.
The bear is now back in the Angeles National Forest after wandering off from his habitat.
The animal was first seen at around 8 p.m. on the campus of Mission College on Eldridge Avenue, according to CBS LA.
A video shows the bear running near the Hubbard Street Elementary School.
A bear is on the loose near Hubbard Elementary School in Sylmar, California.
— Fresco News (@fresconews) April 26, 2016
The bear ran around for 2 hours, going through streets, alleys, climbing fences, and crossing front yards in the neighborhood. The animal also climbed up a palm tree and then back down.
An animal control officer shot the bear with a tranquilizer. The animal passed out 15 minutes later in a resident’s front yard. Officials then picked up the bear, put it in a pickup truck, and transported it back to the wild.
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) April 26, 2016
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said the bear was a 2-year-old male weighing 125 pounds.
The department shared a video of the bear when he was released back in the wild.
Sylmar bear release video pic.twitter.com/CZyuhlTyj4
— Cal Fish & Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) April 26, 2016
Last week a tiger was on the loose in Texas. The animal was found strolling around the area of Coral Cove Pass in Conroe, said police on April 21.
Police were looking for the owner of the tiger. The animal was wearing a collar and leash.