This Bear Is Just Chillin’









The video above is courtesy of Los Angeles’ KTLA-TV, where reporter Christina Pascucci was on scene in La Cañada Flintridge. The community northeast of downtown L.A. had a pleasant June day with temperatures in the low 80s, but it was warm enough for the black bear in the video above to seek some cool water in a neighboorhood swimmming pool and then crossing over the water to rest under the shade of the trees nearby.

Here’s KLTA with more:

The female 250-pound bear was first spotted about 10:30 a.m. at a YMCA near Foothill Boulevard and the 2 Freeway, said LASD Lt. Randy Tuinstra. The Pasadena Police Department were also on scene, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for fish and wildlife told the Times that wardens were trying to chase the bear back into the hills.

“It’s a wily little fellow,” Hughan said. Officials do not think the bear is aggressive and is believed to be about three years old.

“The bear is terrified,” Hughan told the Times. “It’s just terrified of the noises, the police cars, the helicopters … We want people to back off.”

Several spectators lined the street to catch glimpses of the bear and to make sure it isn’t injured.

CDFW has been tweeting the events of the day.