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LOS ANGELES – A bear cub was seen roaming around a neighborhood and bike path in eastern Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, prompting authorities to ask residents to stay inside.

The cub was spotted around 3 p.m. Sunday near homes on Royal Oaks Drive, Lt. Ernest Bille of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times. A popular bike path, used by cyclist and runners, was in the vicinity of the neighborhood.

Department of Fish and Wildlife staff followed the cub as it climbed trees and "hunkered down behind homes," the Times reported.

Staff were able to tranquilize the animal just before 5 p.m. and evaluate it. They eventually took the sedated cub back to the wild later in the day, Andrew Hughan of Fish and Wildlife told the newspaper.

Hours later, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife posted video of the bear back in the wild.

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