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Bear spotted for second time in Lompoc

Bear in backyard .jpeg
Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 00:44:25-04

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 thesame bear that was captured, tagged and released south of Lompoc on May 12th.

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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.