"Let's say she goes back into the wild and she grows up and adds about 200 to 300 pounds onto her weight," Bryant told KNRV. "She's big, she's strong and she still thinks she can approach people? That's not going to be good and somebody is going to shoot her."
The cub was taken for evaluation by the California Department of Wildlife. After the tests, officials will decide whether the cub will be put into a sanctuary or euthanized.
Wildlife officials warn against interacting with bears and other wild animals.