Friday, October 26, 2012

Black bears are on the move

State: Bear calls up, but residents need to live with it
Florida black bears, driven by instinct to fatten up for the coming winter, are roaming neighborhoods near Blue Spring State Park, digging into garbage cans and prompting state officials to remind residents how to live with bears.
Black bear spotted in Altamonte Springs neighborhood
Neighbors contacted WFTV after seeing a black bear in an Altamonte Springs neighborhood Saturday morning.
The black bear was spotted outside of a home on Oak Gate Circle around 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
“If at the first site of a bear, people will lock up their garbage and bring all pet food and wildlife attractants inside, the bear will move on.
But the longer people tolerate the bears, the harder it is to get rid of the problem because the bears will keep coming back” said Joy Hill, a commission spokeswoman.

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