Neighbors watch as a California Black bear that weighed an estimated 400 lbs. was taken out of a backyard at 2469 Montrose Ave. in Montrose on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
(Raul Roa/Staff photographer / April 10, 2012)
The Glendale black bear that was tranquilized Tuesday morning by state Fish and Game officials has arrived home, 25 miles into the Angeles National Forest, where authorities say he is "groggy and grumpy but doing well."
Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan confirmed to The Times that the meatball-loving bear with a Twitter handle named "Glen Bearian" was released about 1 p.m. Tuesday deep in his natural habitat.
"He just wandered out, looked around, and took stock of his surroundings," Hughan said. "He's got a heck of a hangover, mostly. The game warden said he's unhappy. We don't know what kind of headache he’s got."
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-- Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times