ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles.

Witnesses say the cub first showed up Sunday at a nearby hotel, hopped out a window and crossed the street to the Rite Aid in Ashland, a city just north of the California border.

KGW reports that customers took photos and video until police arrived and scooped the little bear into a shopping basket. Video shows an officer approaching the cub, and it dashing the other direction.

Oregon wildlife officials are holding the cub until it can be moved to a rehab center or a zoo.

There was no sign of its mother. Authorities say the cub cannot be returned to the wild because it had contact with people.


Information from: KGW-TV,