Black Bear Suspected of Attacking Florida Man in His Home

LONGWOOD, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) — A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said a black bear is suspected of attacking a man at his home in Longwood, Fla.

Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill said the victim, whose identity was not released, was apparently attacked by a bear that had been feeding at the man’s home for an undetermined length of time, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday.

Hill said the man was attacked by the bear Thursday night and reports indicate he suffered lacerations to his nose and one of his eyes.

The bear fled the scene after the incident and state FWC officials are searching for the animal.

The Sentinel said if the bear is found and captured, the officials plan to have the wild animal euthanized.

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One Response to “Black Bear Suspected of Attacking Florida Man in His Home”
  1. Tobie says:

    The bear wouldn’t have been feeding at his home if his garbage was secure. When humans encroach onto the homes of wildlife, displacing them then we have to make allowances for them. Creating bear proof garbage bins or keeping the garbage indoors, keeping pets indoors at night.
    Humans. If they can’t control then kill it. Isn’t that what happened when the land was invaded and the white killed off the indians? Take away the land and kill off the indians because they were in the way. We are doing the same thing to wild life, whether its bears, cougars, raccoons, skunks, whatever. Typical.


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