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KCSO deputies respond to alarm call, find bear inside Pine Mountain Club home

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 00:51:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Deputies in the Frazier Park area found a bear inside of a home Friday evening.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a home in Pine Mountain Club for an alarm.

When deputies arrived to the home in the 1800 block of Teton Way, near Freeman Drive, they found a window on the balcony open and could hear noises coming from inside the home.

Deputies were able to confirm there was a bear in the residence. KCSO said Fish & Wildlife were notified and asked to respond.

Earlier Friday, a Facebook post by a group that tracks bear sightings in the Los Padres forest posted a picture of a bear reportedly trying to enter a home through a window in Pine Mountain Club.

According to the post, the home was on Zermatt Drive and it happened around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

The post said the bear was scared back out of the home.

In the post the group reminded people to close and lock all windows under 7.5 feet and make sure they're clear of railing access, roof access and close tree access.