NOTE: The second paragraph of this article was edited to reflect the correct number of times a bear has been known to eat a chicken and the number of times a bear has been known to have been spotted in the area.
A marauding black bear has killed another chicken in the neighborhood above San Luis Obispo High School.
The bear was spotted at about 10 p.m. Sunday on San Luis Drive. The homeowner who lost the chicken called the police who kept the bear under observation until it left the area, said Capt. Chris Staley.
This is the third time a bear had killed and eaten a chicken in the area and the fourth time a bear was spotted since June 15.
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Bob Stafford, Department of Fish and Game biologist said it is very likely that the same bear was involved in both incidents. “I can’t imagine it’s not the same bear,” he said.
The area regularly attracts bears, Stafford said. A bear was seen in the area last year on Halloween. The availability of food in the form of avocados and other fruit is probably an attaction.