Third bear sighting this week in SLO
June 17, 2011
For the third day in a row, a black bear was spotted in San Luis Obispo foraging for food. [KSBY]
Friday morning, a neighbor and someone delivering papers saw a black bear in a neighborhood located on the north side of SLO at about 3:15 a.m. The bear was knocking over trash cans along Flora and Sydney Streets.
The day before, a black bear was seen in the same neighborhood shortly after midnight. On Wednesday, a black bear broke into a chicken coop and ate a chicken before heading over to an avocado tree for desert.
In 2010, the California Department of Fish and Game hired trappers to catch a black bear that was frequenting the same neighborhood. They were unsuccessful.
On Thursday, state officials said trapping the bear would be ineffective. As a precaution, officials are warning people in the area to store their trash in bear proof containers, keep pet food indoors, remove bird feeders and to put electric fences around fruit and nut trees.