Glendale Police Press Releases
DFG Successfully Captures “Meatball” Bear in Glendale
- Date Posted
8/29/2012 4:13:00 PM
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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2012
Andrew Hughan, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8944
Capt. Mike Stefanak, DFG Law Enforcement (805) 746-7590
Bobbi Brink, Administrator, Lions, Tigers & Bears, (619) 659-8078
Department of Fish and Game Successfully Captures “Meatball” Bear in Glendale
Earlier this week the bear known as “Meatball” returned to the La Canada Flintridge area and was captured on video in at least two locations and seen in at least in swimming pool
In reaction to this a DFG Game Warden used his experience and training to set a culvert trap baited with bacon and honey and captured the bear at approximately 4 a.m. this morning
The bear was transported to the Lions, Tigers and Bears rehabilitation and animal sanctuary in Alpine, California, north of San Diego, arriving at 1:20 p.m.
At this time the bear is safe and secure and resting comfortably.
Photos and video are available at ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/ OCEO folder
“As a wildlife agency our goal is always to keep animals wild but in this case the best interest of the bear was to capture and relocate him to a safe and secure facility,” said DFG Information Officer Andrew Hughan.
Media wishing to shoot video and photos need to contact the Lions, Tigers & Bears (619) 659-8078 in advance.
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