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Free Bears: Monrovia Resident Has Fun With Bear Influx

Apparently referring to numerous bear sightings in the area recently, a resident on Hillcrest Boulevard posted a sign offering "Free Bears."

If you have yourself a sturdy bear leash, then stop by Hillcrest Boulevard and take advantage of the free bear giveaway.

One playful resident in a Monrovia hillside neighborhood posted a sign that advertises "Free Bears." But bear hoarders shouldn't expect to take home unlimited bears, as the sign also says "Limit 3." A Facebook commenter suggested that "BYOL" means "Bring Your Own Leash."

Thanks to reader Brian Ulm for sharing this photo. Have you noticed an increase in bear sightings this summer? Why do you think the resident posted this silly sign?

Dan Crandell August 01, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I like a cleaver person with a sense of humor. Recommend adding deer to the sign with a limit of 10.
Joan Ochoa Sullivan August 01, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I've seen this sign on my walks, and was wondering what BYOL stood for. Thanks for clarifying!
Sheri Hensley August 01, 2012 at 05:45 PM
good one Gayle!
Laurel Hiestand August 01, 2012 at 09:25 PM
We live on Mauna Loa, south of Hillcrest, and my husband spotted a bear ambling down into our garden late one evening last week. By the way, note to Dan Crandell: a "cleaver" person might not have a good sense of humor, but a "clever" person would!
Dan Crandell August 02, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Thank you for the correction Laurel. I'd rather meet up with a bear than than a cleaver person.

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