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Old 11-09-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Florida Black Bears

Thought I'd share a video of Florida Black Bears. These bears live in our CG and frequent our sites daily.


Florida Black Bears pictures by kled1234 - Photobucket
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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They sure are checkin out the area ! Where do you camp in Wekiva ? I'm looking for somewhere not too far away to try camping in an actual park. I didn't get to do that on my first trip cross country cause I was towing and tried to not get into any close quarters.
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They may be cute but are still wild animals. A sow with cubs I would stay away before someone gets hurt. JMHO Jim
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They may be cute but are still wild animals. A sow with cubs I would stay away before someone gets hurt. JMHO Jim
X2! A black bear with cubs will quickly prove that you are NOT at the top of the food chain!!!
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If you feed them, they will get dependent, and unable or unwilling to feed their-self, and will get nasty when you stop.
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You are doing them a real disservice getting them friendly with humans. With 5 miles from that park are 2 (two) bear underpasses. There have been many bears hit by vehicles along that stretch . The underpasses have motion cameras on them and have not been used. Unfortunately the normal thing is the mother get hit and then the babies stay with her and get hit. Even though it seems cruel, the best thing to do is yell at the bears and get them scared of humans. Lots of folks feed the alligators until they eat their puppy. They may look cute, but they can kill you or your pets. We need them to survive in the wild.
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They may be cute but are still wild animals. A sow with cubs I would stay away before someone gets hurt. JMHO Jim
That's for sure! They were running along the road as I was driving. Definitely not a wise decision to approach any bears especially with cubs.
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[QUOTE=Brockx;1367257]If you feed them, they will get dependent, and unable or unwilling to feed their-self, and will get nasty when you stop.[/

Totally agree! We have strict trash rules that are followed closely.
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You are doing them a real disservice getting them friendly with humans. With 5 miles from that park are 2 (two) bear underpasses. There have been many bears hit by vehicles along that stretch . The underpasses have motion cameras on them and have not been used. Unfortunately the normal thing is the mother get hit and then the babies stay with her and get hit. Even though it seems cruel, the best thing to do is yell at the bears and get them scared of humans. Lots of folks feed the alligators until they eat their puppy. They may look cute, but they can kill you or your pets. We need them to survive in the wild.
Don't think I want to get up close and personal with any bear or wild animal That's sad to hear about the bears getting hit. They are beautiful creatures.
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