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Bear Tranquilized 3 Miles North of the Santa Fe Dam

Authorities located a bear in the Duarte/Bradbury area, just north of Baldwin Park.

Authorities tranquilized and removed a bear just 3 miles North of the Santa Fe Dam, that reportedly was seen just hours earlier Tuesday.

The bear was located and tranquilized around 3:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Swiss Trail Road in Duarte, according to Lieutenant Loy McBride of the Temple Sheriff's Station. It was unknown if the bear was in a tree or lumbering about near a residence.

The animal was located a little southwest of the first reported sighting.

Authorities received the first report of the bear some time around 11 a.m. in the area of Royal Oaks Drive and Vineyard Avenue, according to the Temple Sheriff's Station. The animal, however, made a quick escape.

"When we went up there and checked with fish and game we did not locate it," McBride said.

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Sandra Bibb September 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I don't like to see the bears tranquilized, unless they are threatening people. If the community will understand that the bears come down from the mountain when humans provide them with a food source; fruit, garbage, etc. If these sources are not available, the bears will leave the neighborhood. To relocate them means that the bear will try to get back to his "hood", and along the way risks getting hit by cars, and attacked by other bears, etc. Can we work together to make our neighborhoods less inviting to the wild creatures?

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