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Officials Relocate Biggest Caught-alive Black Bear in Florida History

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Officials Relocate Biggest Caught-alive Black Bear in Florida History

Imagine a massive 620-pound male black bear. Now imagine that same animal tearing through your shed to get at some tasty garbage. This was what one Florida resident found at his home near Ocala National Forest when the large bear began to claw away aluminum siding in its quest for a smelly treat.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife biologist Mike Orlando, the same bear had been causing problems around the neighborhood, tipping over trash cans and generally eating whatever is available.

“So we went ahead and captured it,” Orlando told OutdoorHub. “Sometimes capturing one is enough of a deterrent to keep some bears from messing around and doing it again. Not always, but they’re just trying to find food.”

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