Written by AARON CASTREJON
SIERRA MADRE - A bear has been tranquilized after injuring a dog and its owner after defending its cub from what police described as a dog attack.
The incident unfolded around 1:44 p.m. in the 500 block of Hermosa Avenue. The resident’s dog spotted a bear cub and began attacking it in a rear yard. The cub’s mother then arrived to defend her cub, according to Interim Chief Jim Hunt of the Sierra Madre Police Department.
“The mother bear came and started attacking the dog. The homeowner ran out there and kicked the bear. The bear scratched the calves of the homeowner and bit him in the back of a knee, Hunt said.
The resident, described as a man in his 50s, and his dog will both survive their wounds, Hunt said.
The mother bear was tranquilized by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. The bear cub remains perched in a tree in the 500 block of Auburn Avenue, Hunt said.
Email Newsletter! | Advertise! | Donate!