Last week bear sightings were reported in the City of Highland and one bear was killed when it was struck by a vehicle in the area.
A press release advised last Saturday, the body of a 400-pound adult male bear was found off Greenspot Road between San Benito and Santa Paula. “Based on the injuries, the vehicle that hit it would likely have significant damage,” the report noted. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Highland Police Department at (909) 425-9793.
Bears are not the only wild animals that residents are being cautioned to watch for and avoid. Drought conditions have resulted in other wild animals such as coyotes and mountain lions being driven to seek food in areas where people live. Residents are encouraged to secure trash cans, not to leave pet food out and to keep cats and small dogs indoors at night.