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article imageNew 'neighbors' in Los Angeles neighborhood causing a stir

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By Greta McClain     Sep 16, 2012 in Odd News
Granada Hills - Residents of Granada Hill, a suburb of Los Angeles California, don't know what to think about their new "neighbor" who was making himself at home in a neighborhood pool Thursday night.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tenesha Dobine said a call to respond to the 13000 block of Whistler Avenue was received at 6:45 p.m. Thursday night. When officers arrived they found a small black bear in a tree in the neighborhood.
Sarge Jabbour, a resident of the neighborhood told KTLA: "My grandson came outside and he said, 'Grandpa, there's a lot of people outside. So I came outside and they said, 'There's a bear!' I ran outside and I see him hobbling down the street. Soon as the neighbors came out he got scared and ran up the tree."
With helicopters circling the area and filming the incident, the bear wandered through the neighborhood before deciding to take a brief swim in the backyard pool. After his swim, the bear wondered into the hills above Granada Hills and disappeared.
Earlier in the week a 300-pound black bear strolled through the Montrose subdivision. As that bear wandered through several neighborhood yards, it stopped to see a woman reading a newspaper on her porch and the two found themselves in a stare-down. The woman was not harmed and the bear, now known as Meatball, was tranquilized and taken to Angeles National Forest and released according to the LA Times.
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