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Female Black Bear Gets Tranquilized In Palmdale

PALMDALE (  —  A large female black bear decided to sleep it off up a tree in Palmdale Saturday.

The bear was likely trying to keep cool.

She was spotted up a tree near homes on 40th Street E. and Q-2 so game wardens were called to try to coax her back into the wild.

The bear didn't look like she wanted to move, so she was eventually tranquilized.

Officials were there to catch her when the bear fell from her perch.

Authorities said the bear was in good health.

Officials estimated the bear at about one-and-a-half years of age. They believe she was  in the residential area looking for food and/or water.


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