Why Are Black Bear Attacks Up in Florida?
A woman was grabbed in her garage by a black bear, and officials kill five animals. An expert tells us why.
Black bear attacks are on the rise in Florida, warn wildlife officials.
On Monday officials killed four adult bears and one young bear captured nearby, believing one of them to be the attacker and calling all of them dangerously habituated to people.
Don't run. Don't play dead. Don't make eye contact. These are good rules to consider if you are suddenly face-to-face with a black bear in the woods, or in your garage.
For more, we talked to David Telesco, coordinator of the Bear Management Program for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and part of the team that created the Florida Black Bear Management Plan, about the growing problem of bear attacks on people and the