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Black bear invades San Dimas suburb

September 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A black bear was moving around Horsethief Canyon Park Tuesday afternoon. The park is between two heavily populated suburban neighborhoods north of Foothill Boulevard.The black bear was spotted at about 3:30 p.m. in the public park. The bear was apparently foraging for garbage. It could be seen digging into a trash can and through two Dumpsters.

Horesethief Canyon Park is located on Sycamore Canyon Rd. just north of E. Foothill Blvd. and adjacent to San Dimas Canyon Park.

Residents in the area were warned to keep clear as the bear is considered dangerous, especially when dealing with food.

The bear could be seen next to a wall separating a residence and a pool from the park.

A Sheriff's deputy was on scene to try to corral the bear. It was unclear whether Animal Control personnel was on scene.


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