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What to Do When You Meet a Bear (Step 1: Drop Your Meatballs)

There's plenty of bear talk after a bear was tranquilized in Montrose and several sightings in La Crescenta for weeks. But what should you do if you encounter this particular bear or other wildlife?

What to Do When You Meet a Bear (Step 1: Drop Your Meatballs)

You may have caught the Glendale Bear fever, but it's probably best to stick with the  instead of the roaming creature found in Montrose-La Crescenta Tuesday. 

With repeated recent sightings and the , Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA continues to warn residents about how to handle a bear.

Here are tips to keep you safe whether you or somewhere deep in the wild:

  • Never hike alone, always stick to the trail. 
  • Keep kids nearby. 
  • Do not approach the animal. 
  • Do not run away from the animal. 
  • Stand tall always, make eye contact and pick up your children without turning your back to the animal. 
  • Do all you can to make yourself appear bigger.  
  • Raise your arms and hands, throw rocks, branches, make noise, wave your arms slowly and speak loud.
  • Report sightings to authorities immediately.

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