Black Bear and cubs are back in Altadena! Looks like they were enjoying a nice hot tub and a swim. It is always wise to give a bear as much room as you possibly can.

Encounters with Black Bears have been numerous over the past fifteen ...years. Foothill neighborhoods are especially apt to have bear visitors during summer and fall months during years of scant rainfall. Eating from fruit trees and drinking from swimming pools, spas and ponds are activities which will most likely increase if the bear populations continue to increase. The Black Bears were introduced into the San Gabriel Mountains in 1933. They are all descendants of 11 bears deported from Yosemite National Park for being troublemakers.

 

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