Bear Scares Pasadena, Calif. Residents

Locals take to twitter to spread warning, share pics

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A brown bear was spotted roaming around in Pasadena backyards late Thursday afternoon, presumably to dig through some garbage.

“These particular bears are looking for food, especially the juvenile bears, are trying to find a place to live,” Lt. Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told CBS Los Angeles. “Unfortunately, there are human sources of food like garbage…and in the form of pets. The best we can do is prevent the access of food in the first place.”

Foy said humans should not approach the animal, but that didn’t stop residents from posting pictures of their neighborhood visitor: