Advertisement

Mama bear attacks man in Los Angeles suburb after his dog goes after cub

Mama bear attacks man in Los Angeles suburb after his dog goes after cub Photo: MGN

June 11, 2019 10:14 AM

Authorities say a mother bear slashed and bit a man in a Los Angeles suburb after the man's dog tried to attack the bear's cub and the bear went after the dog.

Sierra Madre Police Chief Jim Hunt tells KTLA that the events unfolded Monday in a backyard of the suburb in foothills next to the Angeles National Forest.

Advertisement

More from KSTP

Bear sightings reported in Arden Hills

Minnesota DNR offers tips to avoid run-ins with bears


The homeowner kicked the bear to protect the dog and the bear attacked the man but both he and his dog are expected to be OK.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers tranquilized the bears and took them away.

The department says there is increased black bear activity at this time of year but that the bears rarely pose a threat to public safety or to dogs and cats.
 

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Walz to temporarily transfer power to Lt. Gov. Flanagan during knee surgery

U of M study finds STI rates at all-time high among Minnesota youth

Construction worker killed in St. Paul accident

Extra law enforcement aimed at speeding drivers underway in Minnesota

Legislature's inaction on Mighty Ducks Grant Program could hamper community rinks

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Tina Smith introduce No Shame at School Act

Advertisement