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Florida wildlife officials are figuring out how to handle growing black bear population

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

As we get closer to winter, more bear sightings are expected, as state leaders look to discuss ways to best manage the black bear population. 

Even in the Sunshine State, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said bears will eat more than 20,000 calories worth of food a day this time of the year as they prepare for winter, which means your trash and recycling can become a buffet. 

Just ask Phil Gallagher, whose neighbor captured video which shows a black bear grabbing a midnight snack Monday morning in this neighborhood near Wekiwa Springs State Park. 

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