Mama bear and cub are no surprise in California neighborhood

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Mama Bear and Cub Are No Surprise in Calif. Neighborhood

You'd think a mama bear and her cub wandering a California neighborhood would be alarming, but residents in Sierra Madre seemed ... pretty chill about the whole thing.

"About two dozen eye witnesses watched the bears ... Is this the first time the bears have been up your tree?" the KABC reporter asked.

"Yes, sir, this is the first time," resident Jim Skinner said.

"They're more scared of us. ... I'm just doing my run, they're going to hop out of the way. They're more concerned about finding food and water," resident Kristen Sullivan told KABC.

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Yet it doesn't seem like anyone was scared. The Los Angeles Times reports around 20 people starting gathering near where the bears were Thursday ... nothing screams safety like wild bear photography, right?

Although maybe the Sierra Madre residents are just used to bears. In June, some bears came and chilled out in someone's pool. Bears do tend to flock to the community more in summertime.

The most recent incident happened Thursday, which is trash day in the neighborhood. Police ended up scaring off the mama and her cub with bean bag guns.

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