Yogi, is that you????
“We couldn’t quite believe this ourselves, but yes, there was a bear in Pismo Beach last night!,” the Facebook post states. “Our fluffy friend was spotted in the Pacific Estates area, prowling through a yard as captured by this video submitted to us by a resident.”
The brown-colored bear activates a light on the video camera and it’s seen nosing around the yard, probably looking for tidbit of food.
The view from the backyard of the home has a scenic nighttime view of Pismo Beach and the bear stops his stroll and seems to be taking in the lighted city before the animal disappears down the hill.
“Are you unBEARably curious about what to do if you spot a bear? Definitely give it a wide berth and keep pets away from it. If the bear is behaving aggressively and you are afraid for your safety or the safety of someone else, call 9-1-1 so we can get help to you.” the post says.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife website states “prevention is the key to stay safe.”
Black bear encounters resulting in human injury are rare in California, but can occur. Bears — like most animals — can be unpredictable.
Most black bear attacks are defensive in nature because it has been startled or scared, or protecting cubs. In some cases, a food-conditioned or habituated bear may become too bold and act aggressively toward people.
Each situation is different.