Shoppers in Yakima saw unwanted guest at the West Valley Walart.

It's not every day that one sees a bear at the store. Yakima Police officers were called to the scene Tuesday evening to deal with the unwanted guest. A bear was hanging out in a tree on the property. Officers decided the best course of action was to call the experts.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife officers tranquilized the large animal.

After it was tranquilized, the bear was moved to a more suitable habitat. According to the WDFW website:

Bears usually avoid people, but conflicts can arise especially when black bears become habituated to human-provided food sources. All bears should be given plenty of respect and room to retreat without feeling threatened.

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