Bear Tranquilized Near Granada Hills Country Club

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GRANADA HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — A bear caused a scare near a country club in Granada Hills on Monday before the animal was eventually tranquilized.

The sighting was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 12200 block of Catenia Drive, police said.

The young male bear came out of the hills and headed toward Knollwood Country Club, in the 12200 block of Balboa Boulevard.

The country club was briefly evacuated, authorities said.

A warden from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife caught up with the bear in the trees lining the golf course and shot him with a tranquilizer dart.

Once the animal was unconscious, the warden was able to tag him.

The warden said that the bear appeared to be in good health, and would be released back into the wild.

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