Monday, May 23, 2005

Bear In Heat Cools Off In Swimming Pool

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhen a 140 pound black bear wandered into her sububan San Fernando Valley back yard, Maryam Salahael grabbed her children from the swimming pool and raced into the house to call for help.

The bear eventually took a short dip in the pool (see story here) before California Fish & Game officers arrived. After tranquilizing the bear they took her into the Santa Susanna Mountains where she was released.

Officer Cindy Wood is quoted as saying, "It looks like it's possibly in heat. She probably just made a wrong turn and ended up in a neighborhood."

Gee, you'd think it would be the male bear who wouldn't think to stop to ask for directions!