On Saturday, a black bear wandered onto the sand in front one Rincon, of California’s most famous waves. Officials have since announced that they euthanized it.
The bear, which weighed around 250 pounds, likely made its way to Rincon Point by wandering down Rincon Creek and through a residential neighborhood. Game wardens were called on Saturday afternoon when residents spotted the bear. “The bear was on Rincon Beach, running around,” Lt. J.C. Healy of the state Fish & Wildlife Department told The Tribune. “He finally settled on a hillside near some water.”