POSTED: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A mother bear and her two cubs climbed a tree in an Altadena, California neighborhood Thursday morning -- then climbed higher after someone started a leaf blower -- and stayed there for a mid-day nap before wandering around the neighborhood and climbing more trees.
The mother, her cubs nestled at her side, was sleeping early Thursday afternoon, but climbed down from the tree at about 2 p.m. and wandered through several residential backyards with her cubs in tow.
Deputies went door-to-door Thursday morning to let residents know about the bears, said Sgt. Debra Herman, watch commander with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The bears were likely doing what bears do after winter hibernation -- looking for food.
"Bears are very, very lazy creatures," said Herman. "Mom is likely teaching them how to get into trash cans."