A 225-pound female bear roamed into a Pasadena backyard and had to be tranquilized and removed by animal control on Saturday afternoon.
The bear entered the backyard of a residence around 11:30 a.m., according to Sadhna Dehler, a neighbor.
Dehler and the homeowner immediately called the Pasadena Police Department and the Pasadena Humane Society to retrieve the bear after they noticed the animal walking throughout multiple backyards.
Authorities arrived a short time later after a second call was placed, according to Dehler.
The 4 to-5-year-old bear was tranquilized and safely removed from the backyard without incident, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
She was returned to the Angeles National Forest, the Department said.