Bear detained.All good, no injuries. Cinnamon back to his home in Hume Lake:) pic.twitter.com/nPsnu2Px44— Fresno Police (@FresnoPolice) December 22, 2015
Beware of hitchhikers — they just might be dangerous, as one, a live bear who caught a ride to Fresno, presumably was. The Fresno Bee reports that the animal was spotted this afternoon and is suspected of getting a ride down from the mountains on a trash truck. It disembarked in town where it was detained, uninjured, tranquilized by animal control officials and local police.
Happening now: Bear may have hitched a ride from the mountains on a trash truck, hopped off at Orange Ave. dump. Fish & Game is sought.— Fresno Bee (@FresnoBee) December 22, 2015
Bear in tree line at Orange Ave Disposal. Trying to corral bear now pic.twitter.com/wvrANEuBBl— Fresno Police (@FresnoPolice) December 22, 2015
Some have nicknamed the bear Cinnamon, presumably as Paddington had already been claimed. Cinnamon is now headed home to the Hume Lake area, the paper reports.