We see a lot of bear sightings all throughout Northern California, mostly in the Tahoe area. But Yuba City had a rare bear sighting in one of its neighborhoods this week, giving local officials a long night.
A bear cub was spotted in the area on Tuesday night, but since it didn’t seem to be bothering anyone, officials kept an eye on the cub and allowed it to head back to its natural habitat on its own.
Then, around 2:30 am on Wednesday, the same cub returned to a different Yuba City neighborhood, forcing officials to capture and remove it from the populated area.
The City of Yuba City posted a video of the enthusiastic cub to social media:
This is what city officials had to say about the incident:
“Our officers responded to a call of a bear sighting near Buttehouse Road and Harter Parkway last night. We arrived and confirmed it was in fact a bear, likely a cub as it was estimated to be just over 5’ tall and about 125 lbs. Upon contacting Fish and Game, we were advised to allow the bear to leave the area on its own so it could find its way back to its habitat. We did this but later received a call at around 2:30 this morning of a bear sighting in the area of Ainsley and Gray Avenue. We responded and found the same bear in that area. The responding officers were able to confine bear to a field in the area of Williams Way and Gray Avenue where it climbed a tree and remained in the tree with the assistance of Sutter County K9 Enzo. Fish and Game personnel responded and tranquillized the bear. It was then captured without injury and removed. Yuba City Fire personnel also responded for possible assistance with this incident.”
Thankfully, officials were able to safely remove the little troublemaker from the populated area. Run, little cub! Run!
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