Bear takes a swim at the SLO Country Club

June 30, 2014

BlackBearA 200-pound bear took a swim in a pond at the at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Saturday afternoon before resting in a culvert in front of the 14th green. [KSBY]

A golf course employee thought he saw a black lab near the 10th hole, but soon discovered the trespasser was a bear. Animal Control responded and used a beanbag gun to chase the bear into the river area behind the course.

In May, people spotted two bears in Arroyo Grande and one at the Nipomo Regional Park next to a baseball field.

Officials say more frequent bear sightings may occur in the coming months due to the ongoing drought. Park rangers remind residents to keep their trash cans secure.


6 Comments

  1. indigo1955 says:

    Classy bear. No “common” watering holes for this guy.

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  2. Slowerfaster says:

    Aw c’mon …Bear was just taking a mulligan !

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  3. Perspicacious says:

    “Officials say more frequent bear sightings may occur in the coming months due to the ongoing drought.”

    The drought may have a small part in it but lack of a hunting season for bear is the larger problem.

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  4. slomike says:

    River area?

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  5. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    Play it where it lies!

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  6. tomsquawk says:

    easy to identify as he was wearing loud clothing

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