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Mama Bear and Two Cubs Napping in Kinneloa Mesa Tree (Photos)

A homeowner in the unincorporated Kinneloa Mesa area east of Altadena found a mama bear and two cubs in his driveway early Thursday morning.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A man in the foothills  north of Pasadena went out to get his paper early Thursday morning and nearly ran into a mama bear and two cubs standing in his driveway.

The bear and two cubs decided to stick around. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, they had climbed up into a nearby tree and were napping.

The home owners where the bears have checked in for their nap have never seen the animals before in the area, according to Mark Hammerstrom, the son-in-law of the couple who live on Edgecliff Lane in Kinneloa Mesa. Hammerstrom was admiring the dozing bears Thursday morning at the same time Patch was.

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Kinneloa Mesa is an unincorporated foothill area accessed of the eastern segment of New York Drive, just east of Altadena - it is served by County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Altadena Sheriff's Station.

According to a deputy on the scene, the State Fish and Game Department was called, but officials told the Sheriff's Department that since the area is considered a natural one, they could not remove the bears.

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No Dan. It became a media circus. Poor mama wanted to come down and take care of her kids but she was afraid of all those idjits trying to get as close as they could. What they seem to forget is that all she's got to do is become irritated enough to come down out of that tree and take a few people out ~ cameras and all. They they'd blame her and shoot her rather than idjits who are supposed to have enough sense to not be there.
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