It seems almost every day a bear is spotted in our community, and many of those sightings have been in residential neighborhoods. The state’s largest land mammal is one of Florida's greatest conservation success stories. The population has increased from several hundred, less than thirty years ago, to more than 3,000 today.
What this means is that we must educate ourselves about how to safely live with bears. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a created a comprehensive educational program that does just that. They have compiled resources, videos and links that teach residents how to safely live with the Florida Black Bear.
Click here to visit the FWC website and learn more.