If looking for local animal celebrities, don’t just head to the hills. They’re also on Twitter.
Following news stories about animals spotted outside their woodland habitats, several beasts have taken to Twitter, including a Burbank mountain lion and a bear that until Tuesday had charmed his fans with his hide-and-go-seek tweets.
“Everyone's following me! Cops. Fish and Game. Those choppers with the bright lights. And now, all of you on Twitter. No privacy!” the bear’s Twitter doppelganger, @TheGlendaleBear, tweeted last week.
Officials tranquilized the bear Tuesday after he roamed La Crescenta streets, but that didn’t stop @TheGlendaleBear from tweeting on his behalf.
“I’ll be back,” he wrote after a run-in with authorities and a media stampede.
@BurbankMtnLion asked in response: “Going on vacation? Or to visit ‘open houses’?”
While the greater tri-city area has its share of tweeting fauna, none have garnered as much fame in Twitterdom as a common squirrel reportedly from Tehran and a cobra that escaped the Bronx Zoo.