Wofford Heights resident receives multiple unexpected visits from a bear

Posted at 4:08 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 21:11:58-05
A resident received an unexpected welcome and it is not the first time. 
A bear wandered into the home of Eric Barnes, who rents a house in Wofford Heights. 
He said this morning when he went to fill his fountain outside, he heard a growl. And then he saw two big eyes looking back at him, marking the second reunion between him and this black bear. 
Kern County Sheriff's Office and Fish and Wildlife were present.
Barnes chose to leave his home for the meantime and Fish and Wildlife will return tomorrow in order to see if the bear is gone. If he isn't, they say they will re-evaluate and may have to tranquilize him in order to move him. 
Barnes said after the first time the bear came they put a bear on top of the mail box. Now he says, it's not so cute. 
Residents don't want to harm the bear, but they expressed they also don't want him around.