|For the myth in GTA V, see Bear (GTA V).|
Players believe that there was originally a bear in the beta version of GTA San Andreas, but it was removed from the final version because the animations were not realistic for such an animal or were hard to make back at the time the game was released.
In the past, some skeptics of Bigfoot made a connection between Bigfoot and bears, and others had even claimed that bears exist in the game, but players mistake them for Bigfoot.
On top of the Epsilon Cult Farm in Flint County, there is a small decorative weather vane that appears to be in the shape of a bear. The weather vane is positioned on the roof of the farmhouse and can be spotted easily from the ground. This led to much speculation within the GTA community about its significance, or if it had anything to do with the already existing bear myth. This weathervane can also be found in the nearby Flint County Safehouse as well since both the Cult Farm and the Safehouse use the same farmhouse model. Nevertheless, some players insist that the weather vane appears to be in the shape of cattle.
There have been rumors that players have seen bears throughout the San Andreas countryside, but these rumors are false.
- Bears appeared in Rockstar Games' hit game, Red Dead Redemption.
- A bear target can be found in Ammu-Nations throughout GTA SA.