Bear takes a stroll in a Pismo Beach backyard. See the video of ‘our fluffy friend’

Yogi, is that you????

A post from the Pismo Beach Police Department’s Facebook page describes a rarely seen medium-sized bear calmly strolling in the backyard of a Pismo Beach hillside home.

“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.

A video camera catches a medium-sized bear calmly strolling in a backyard of a Pismo Beach hillside home Friday, May 12, 2023.
A video camera catches a medium-sized bear calmly strolling in a backyard of a Pismo Beach hillside home Friday, May 12, 2023.

“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.

“If the bear is not acting aggressively and just moving through the area, you can make a report to the Department of Fish and Wildlife online by going to https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov.

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.