Glendale might have two regular ursine visitors, according to a California Department of Fish and Game spokesman.
Residents spotted a 300-pound black bear about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of East Chevy Chase Drive — the same spot where a bear was seen in May digging through trash and snacking on chicken, rice and Baklava.
Another bear who made several visits to North Glendale earlier this year, dubbed “Meatball” because of his penchant for the Italian cuisine, is also back in the area, but officials could not confirm if it was the same bear seen Thursday in Chevy Chase Canyon.
“I can confirm that Meatball is back,” said Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan. “Is it the same bear on Chevy Chase? We don’t know.”
He was basing his assertion on a photograph taken by residents who live near the Angeles National Forest. Hughan said the bear’s ear tags are visible in the photo, and it is the same number as Meatball’s. He confirmed that the photo was shot in the last couple of days.