You better bear-lieve it!!! A 125 lbs male bear casually strolled into a grocery store on Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch on Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Shoppers and residents were startled and speechless to see a bear browsing the food aisles at a neighborhood Ralph’s.
Some grocery patrons even tried to feed and pet the wild animal.
According to the LAPD, there have been reports of multiple bear sightings in the vicinity, but only one was seen – the one that went inside the grocery store.
The bear was shooed outside the establishment, where police officers tried to contain the animal while waiting for officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
Bear strolls into Porter Ranch Ralphs, startles shoppers before being tranquilized ? https://t.co/ojs99nLVK7— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 8, 2021
The bruin was tranquilized, tagged, then moved to the Angeles National Forest for release to a much more suitable environment, according to Tim Bradley of the CDFW.
No injuries were reported.