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Friday, February 21, 2020
Bear spotted wandering Monrovia neighborhood
A bear created a stir Friday morning after it was spotted wandering a Monrovia neighborhood Friday morning.

MONROVIA, Calif. -- A black bear was tranquilized Friday morning after it was spotted wandering a Monrovia neighborhood.

The animal was spotted near Hillcrest Boulevard and N. Mayflower Avenue around 5:30 a.m., making its way along residential streets and into nearby alleys.

At least one vehicle came close to the bear in the middle of a street, driving past it in the early-morning darkness.

The bear could be seen making its way into the front yards of several homes.

Just after 9 a.m., authorities tranquilized the bear and hoisted it into the flatbed of a pickup truck to be transported.

A massive black bear was seen wandering in a Monrovia neighborhood, prompting a response from local news media, wildlife officials and curious onlookers.

It was unclear whether the bear was the same animal reported in the same neighborhood on Thursday.