Florida Bear Killed After Charging At Officer

Florida Fish & Wildlife Division, Bear Hunting Magazine

A Florida black bear was killed after it charged at a state wildlife officer in southwest Florida.

Authorities in Fort Myers found the 250-pound male bruin on the Ave Maria University campus. It showed up in a nearby Collier County neighborhood later that same day. Witnesses saw the bear rummage through garbage, wander into garages and chased people getting into their cars.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer shot and killed the bear after it charged at them when trying to back away from it.

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