Minneola (WTFF) – The FWC arrested a convicted felon who was in possession of handguns, an undersized snook, and a black bear paw. Full Story »
Naples (WTFF) – A Floridian got smacked by a bear outside his home.
Andy Meunier was taking his dog outside on Tuesday evening, when he turned around and saw a bear hanging out a feet away. Full Story »
WSVN reports that a dog in Altamonte Springs survived a bear attack because her extra fat provided a layer of protection…
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Longwood, FL (WTFF) – A black bear got yelled at for opening a homeowner’s refrigerator in Wekiwa Springs.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are reminding rural residents that bears are becoming more active as they try to add calories in preparation for winter. Full Story »
To everyone watching this video… the behavior is exactly what NOT to do if you see a wild bear out here in Florida.
Please don’t make eye contact with them, and for fuck’s sake… please don’t say “Hey buddy…” to invite them over, as tempting as that may be. While they probably won’t rip your face off (they might, and they could very easily), that kind of behavior trains them not to fear humans. Not everyone wants to that close to a bear, and the more comfortable they feel around us, the more they will get shot by freaked out newbies, or once in a while decide to eat somebody because they’re hungry. It happens, we all gotta eat…
This photo taken in Oviedo, features a black bear who has been caught eating seeds from a bird feeder. Not what you would expect to find in your backyard, but this is Florida…
Full story: Black Bear Eats From Bird Feeder in Oviedo
An Oviedo homeowner said a black bear used her backyard bird feeder as a snack box.
Sheila Wheeler said in her 25 years in the home, it’s the first time she’s seen a bear in her yard. Full Story »
Bob Cross is used to wrangling wild animals.
But when his neighbor called him over to deal with a bear on Saturday afternoon in Lake Mary, Florida, the 72-year-old retired firefighter pulled out his camera instead.
“It was just sitting there on the ground and I could see it was eating something,” Cross told ABC News today.
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