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Bear Wanders Into South Coast Neighborhood; Police Say It Was Safely Tranquilized, And Moved

(Ventura Police Department photo)
Black bear removed from Ventura neighborhood

Police in one South Coast City found themselves facing one bear of a problem.

Ventura Police say a 250 pound black bear wandered into a neighborhood near Solano Street and San Bernardino Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

After being called by to the area, officers found the bear in the backyard of a home.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers were called and tranquilized the bear, which they then moved outside of the city to a rural area and released.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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