It was around Christmas Day when someone tossed out a giant stuffed bear near the corner of Quintero and Macbeth streets in Echo Park. Since then, an Echo Park woman who lives nearby has noticed that someone has been moving the bear into different positions and locations, including the bear’s most recent resting spot near a tree in Elysian Park. The woman, who snapped the above photo, does not know who is moving the bear but said she thinks the soggy, stuffed animal now looks happy in his/her new environment:
He started off sitting in a chair on the street corner across from our house. Then someone took the chair and he was dumped on the sidewalk. He spent a day sitting on a neighbor’s motorcycle and a week slouched against a retaining wall looking like a bear with a drinking problem. The New Year has him clean and sober, fully enjoying the surrounding natural environment in his new location.
Photo by Echo Park resident