Bear

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Environmental Group Sues To Stop Bear Hunting In Florida

An environmental advocacy group sued Florida’s wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season set to start in the fall.

07/31/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Wildlife Commissioners Approve Bear Hunting

Wildlife officials took a final vote Wednesday and approved a new bear hunting season in Florida–just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list.

06/24/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Bear Killed In Collision With 2 Cars In North Florida

For the second time over the past 8 days in north Florida, a black bear was killed after being struck by two cars.

05/12/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Bear, Gator Feeding Bill Won’t Go To Dogs

Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators, as the state prepares to allow its first black bear hunt in two decades.

04/21/2015

December 7, 2014: A person is transported to Broward General Hospital after a crash involving a bear.  (Source: CBS4)

Police: Three People Killed After SUV Vs. Bear Crash

Three people were killed and eight others were hospitalized after a SUV hit and killed a black bear, resulting in a chain reaction crash with two other cars in Florida’s Everglades Sunday evening.

12/07/2014

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Central Florida Woman Bit By Bear

An Orlando woman is recovering after being bit by a bear while on a walk with her dog.

12/04/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

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Florida Woman Doesn’t Blame Bear For Attacking Her

The Florida woman who was taken down in a bear attack last week is now standing up to protect the mammal.

04/17/2014

Diego Medina, Bear and Bear's Miami-Dade Police handler, Lt. Jeff Schmidinger. (Source: Miami-Dade Police Department)

Husband Honors Dead Wife By Donating Dog To MDPD K9 Unit

The Miami-Dade Police Department will welcome the newest member of its K9 unit on Tuesday afternoon who comes to the department on the heels of a tragedy.

CBS Miami–03/11/2014

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Central Florida Man Attacked By Bear In His Yard

A Central Florida man is recovering after being attacked by a bear in his yard.

CBS Miami–02/28/2014

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