Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Black Bear Spotted At Morro Rock

bearAt about 6:30 am yesterday Morro Bay Police received a call from a person who reported seeing a Black Bear near the north side of Morro Rock.  

A coordinated response from California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Morro Bay Police Department, Morro Bay Fire Department, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol, and the San Luis Obispo County Animal Control Veterinarian resulted in keeping the public safe during the complex process capturing the Black Bear and returning it to its natural habitat.

A safety perimeter was immediately established to protect the public, closing off the Morro Rock parking lot and the adjacent beach area.

Wardens of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife anesthetized the bear using rifle fired tranquilized darts and transported the Black Bear to the Los Padres National Forest for release.