Authorities say they received multiple calls about a bear sighting near Knollwood Country Club in the 12000 block of Balboa Boulevard at about 1 p.m. Monday. The bear was seen slowly walking the grounds of the golf course.
About an hour later, a Fish and Wildlife warden was able to tranquilize the bear. The bear was loaded into the back of a pickup truck and transported to a wilderness area.
A local resident reported that the bear appeared to be checking out the chickens in her backyard coop. All the chickens were fine.
Bears are rare in the Granada Hills area, the warden said.