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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A bear found in a Southern California neighborhood has been captured and relocated.

Police say the 250-pound male bear was spotted Wednesday afternoon in the city of Ventura.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was summoned and the bear was tranquilized before being taken to a wooded area north of the city.

Police posted photos of the sleeping bear on the department’s Facebook page.


This story has been corrected to show the state, not federal, wildlife agency was summoned.