Bear Spotted for Second Time in Lompoc

Original Source: https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/bear-spotted-for-second-time-in-lompoc

By: KSBY Staff

A large bear paid another visit to Lompoc, after it was captured and released in May.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said they received reports of a bear roaming on North H St. around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Video circulating on social media shows the bear digging through the trash can outside of Vons.

A wildlife officer responded and followed the bear into the riverbed east of town where it disappeared into a wooded area, according to CA Fish and Wildlife.

Officials said this bear is the same bear that was captured, tagged and released south of Lompoc on May 12th.

The bear had been seen near Gaviota a few weeks ago and appears it traveled back to Lompoc, wildlife officials said.

There were no reports of damage or aggressive or threatening behavior from the bear.

Posted by out_west_jess out_west_jess, June 22, 2020 15:28

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