In the meantime, please take precautions to avoid enticing bears into your neighborhood, where it becomes at risk for an encounter with humans. Some bear advocates recommend the following:
- Properly store garbage and recycling.
- Properly maintain bird feeders
- Avoid smelly compost, and other enticing non-natural attractants
It is mango season, so please,
- Pick ripe fruit from your trees
More information is available about The Florida Black Bear on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website (CLICK HERE).
Please, please - do not molest or entice the bear. Hopefully it will go back into obscurity at its earliest opportunity never to be heard from again.