An example of a brown bear. Photo via Pixabay
An example of a brown bear. Note: this is not the bear mentioned in the story. Photo via Pixabay

A bear caused a stir in a La Canada Flintridge neighborhood Wednesday when it perused the area, waded in a swimming pool and napped for several hours in a tree before climbing down and heading back into the wild.

The animal appeared about 10 a.m. in the general area of the 4600 block of Palm Terrace Court, according to a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station.

TV news footage showed the creature taking a brief dip in a home’s swimming pool at one point.

News helicopters hovered above as the female bear, which was tagged during a previous visit to a residential neighborhood, snoozed in a backyard tree in the 5100 block of Jarvis Avenue.

The bear climbed down from the tree and headed back into the mountains around 6 p.m., according to a Department of Fish and Game tweet.

— City News Service 

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