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Bear released with 'heck of a hangover'

April 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

GLENDALE, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- California wildlife officials said a black bear tranquilized while searching for food in a city has been released in the woods with "a heck of a hangover."

California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan said the bear, which was nicknamed "Glen Bearian" by officers and given a Twitter account by the department after it was tranquilized Tuesday in Glendale, was released in the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

"He just wandered out, looked around, and took stock of his surroundings," Hughan said. "He's got a heck of a hangover, mostly. The game warden said he's unhappy. We don't know what kind of headache he's got."

Lt. Martin Wall of California Fish and Game said the bear's hangover likely came from the four tranquilizer darts it took to put him to sleep after he spent about a month wandering the Glendale area in search of nourishment.

"We hope he's far enough away that he looks himself in the mirror and says, 'You know what, I don't think people-food is for me,'" Hughan said.

There were two final posts made to the @GlenBearian Twitter account during the bear's transportation, one reading, "#roadtrip," and the other reading, "We got to stop at In-N-Out on the way to the woods!"

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