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Dead female black bear found in Montecito

MONTECITO, Calif. – A female black bear was found dead in Montecito on Monday morning.

The bear was found on East Valley Road near Ladera Lane.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife said that its injuries were consistent with being hit by a car on Friday evening. The department said the bear probably died shortly after.

Crews removed the bear Monday evening and transported it to a site where the cause of death can be officially determined.

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