Placer County Sheriff warns of getting close to local bear

Published: Jul. 18, 2019 at 4:33 AM PDT
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A post from the Placer County Sheriff's office reads:

This is “Mr. T-shirt”.

He’s a local around the King’s Beach area, who got his name because of a large white patch on his chest. Mr. T-shirt weighs a smothering 400 pounds!

Our deputies were called out to King’s Beach a few days ago, where they found tourists had him cornered against a fence as they took pictures of him. He is normally a docile bear, but chances were pretty good he could have become agitated and attacked.

Yes, bears are cute and fluffy, but they have INSTINCTS. You know the saying “don’t poke the bear."

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