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Bear Turns Up at Metrolink Stop in Pomona



    Bear Takes Stroll Along Pomona Streets

    A large bear caused a transit scare when it wandered onto a Metrolink stop in Pomona. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    A 450-pound bear wandered far away from home Thursday morning, turning up at a Metrolink stop in Pomona.

    He was also spotted at the Pomona Fairplex about three miles away. Both locations are about six to eight miles away from the closest habitat for a bear and south of the 210 Freeway, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said. The bear would have had to cross the freeway to make it there.

    Bear experts say that the search for food likely caused the bear to come down so far.

    The bear was tranquilized and and transported to nearby wilderness by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Bear Dumpster Dives, Then Picnics in California

    [NATL-DFW] Bear Dumpster Dives, Then Picnics

    A Lake Tahoe, California, woman captured a black bear digging through a dumpster and then settling in for a picnic. Laura Young said she was headed home from work around 6 p.m. when she saw the bear. According to the Bear League, bears are more likely to return to an area after they find food. Residents are advised to lock away any trash and keep food out of their cars.

    (Published Thursday, July 13, 2017)

    Jessica Bisuano, who shot a video of the bear, said she wasn't worried by the sighting.

    "As I was parking in my usual spot I realized there was this big black bear right in front of me over the fence," Bisuano said. "I thought he looked really cute."