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File photo: An adult black bear walks through a residential neighborhood on September 9, 2012 in Montrose, California.
Two family dogs that chased a pair of bear cubs up a tree survived a close call with an unhappy mama bear in the San Gabriel Valley.
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say deputies responded Sunday to a 911 call that a bear attacked a dog in the Bradbury area.
Deputies found two large dogs, a Mastiff and German Shepherd, barking uncontrollably at a tree where the three bears had sought refuge.
Deputies were eventually able to safely corral the dogs inside a house.
Once the dogs were secured, the bears climbed down, jumped a fence, and ran into the foothills.
The Mastiff sustained a one inch puncture wound to its back when confronted by the mama bear.
None of the three bears appeared to be injured.