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740 Lb Black Bear Caught & Killed In North Florida

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Pennsylvania has some really big black bears including the pending world record but I never expected this size bear in Florida.

 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-biggest-florida-bear-killed-20150121-story.html

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Although I am not at all opposed to killing the bears that become a public nuisance,

this particular bear would make a grand addition to a public zoo. Seems like a wasted

opportunity to me.

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Wow, I never saw a bear when I lived there, but I was aware of them being around. The thing that made me a bit nervous was black panthers...

Not even gators, nor rattlesnakes created a fear in me, but the panther, a little. Hats off to Florida for putting people first over this beast of a bear.

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Although I am not at all opposed to killing the bears that become a public nuisance,

this particular bear would make a grand addition to a public zoo. Seems like a wasted

opportunity to me.

Im with you and similar to bass fishing.. if we catch and kill all the big bass there isnt gonna be much left for others to catch and see and enjoy..

One less 700lb black bear in the south for folks to see and enjoy .. hopefully from a distance

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I saw a couple of bears dead along the side of roads in central florida, probably in the 400lb range. Nothing that big.

I agree that the bear should not have been killed.

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INCREDIBLE!

 

Now at least, I know what that loud 'Woofing' was in my backyard. 

 

Roger

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Although I am not at all opposed to killing the bears that become a public nuisance,

this particular bear would make a grand addition to a public zoo. Seems like a wasted

opportunity to me.

Gators, snakes and many other critters are relocated, not killed unless absolutely necessary. 

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Ironic,

I heard on the local news this morning, they are thinking about opening up bear hunting here in Florida.

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They need to open up bear hunting. The black bear problem is starting to get out of control. They are constantly in the area I live in and damaging stuff. Many are also killed on the road. I think the best thing they could do is start a lottery like they do with gator hunting allowing only so many hunters to participate.

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