Black bear kills chickens in San Luis Obispo
June 15, 2011
Police fired pepper balls at the bear in order to drive it out of the neighborhood and back into the mountain range on the north side of San Luis Obispo.
In 2010, a black bear regularly visited the same neighborhood. The California Department of Fish and Game hired professional trappers to capture the bear. They were unsuccessful.
As a precaution, state 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.