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Bear takes a dip in Granada Hills swimming pool

A bear stands by a swimming pool at a Granada Hills home on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

September 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A small bear has returned home to the San Gabriel Mountains after taking an evening stroll in a Granada Hills neighborhood.

The bear was first spotted just before 7 p.m. Thursday around a home on 13000 block of Whistler Avenue, near Balboa Boulevard. It spent about an hour-and-a-half in the area. At one point, it took a dip in a backyard pool to cool off.

Los Angeles police officers and officials from the Department of Fish and Game eventually scared the bear back into the woods.