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Last Monday, June 17, one of our members spotted a black bear near the Parkway and Memorial! While we live in a more rural part of Florida, it is always special to see wildlife out and about. Black bears, for those that did not know, are a protected species here in Florida. Experts estimate that there are around 4,000 black bears living in Florida as of 2019. Thats a lot of bears! And, like most bears, they will eat anything! So make sure your garbage is secured and that you are not inviting unwanted guests to your backyard.

 


This photo is courtesy of Robin S

 

Follow this link to learn more about black bears and how to keep this beautiful creature protected!
http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/polkco/2017/04/24/florida-black-bears/

 

Remember, if you see something cool that you think the Sebring community would like to see, feel free to send it to our team here at sebring.com!

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