Bears roam Monrovia neighborhood for food

Bears were caught on video roaming a Monrovia neighborhood for food on Monday.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Bears were caught on video roaming a Monrovia neighborhood for food on Monday. Residents and wildlife officials say it's becoming a common occurrence due to the severe drought in California.

Monrovia resident Ashley Howie recorded video of a bear and her cub eating from a trash bag in the street in the early morning hours.

"She really didn't care that we were there. She was just into the food. She was hungry," she said.

Michael Kunch of Monrovia caught video of the mama bear and the cub playing on his back porch. He said they've been visiting the neighborhood every three to four days for the last two months.

"It's really kind of cute to see the little baby bear, but you have to keep your distance, and we keep the patio doors closed," Kunch said.

Eyewitness News was in the area to talk to neighbors when a bear surprised our crew. The bear walked along Oakglade Drive, searching for something to eat.

Residents say they are concerned that the bears are getting too comfortable in the neighborhood. Most of them have locking trash cans, but that doesn't always stop the bears from breaking in.

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