(LOS ANGELES) — A 125-pound bear led authorities on a nearly two-hour chase through Los Angeles neighborhoods and a college campus before being caught and tranquilized.
The bear was first spotted by students on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College late Monday in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Police officers, firefighters and animal control officers chased after the bear, who climbed fences, scaled walls and hid behind cars to elude capture. The pursuit earned the bear its own Twitter handle, @SylmarBear.
I think EVERY station in L.A. is up covering this bear on the loose in my backyard! pic.twitter.com/Su8PeTwDEq
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The bear ended up in a nearby neighborhood, where it roamed from house to house. The chase ended in front of a home, where the bear was tranquilized.
Officials said the bear appeared to be around a year old and was healthy, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV.
The bear received a medical checkup before being released back into the wild, KABC reported.
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