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Surveillance camera captures video of bear roaming Arroyo Grande neighborhood

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 16, 2021

An Arroyo Grande resident captured Ring camera video of a young bear strolling down her driveway.

The bear was spotted at about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Crown Hill, across from Paulding Middle School.

Local Fish and Wildlife officials reviewed the video and believe the animal to be an approximately one-year-old black bear.

They say they have not received any other reports about bears in the area, but with a creek nearby, it's not surprising to see a bear roaming around.

Resident Laura Pyzer says she's seen plenty of turkeys, skunks, and raccoons in her yard but never a bear.

Fish and Wildlife officials say you can report wildlife sightings on the state's website. They say it helps them keep track of wildlife trends in the region.