There have been a lot of bears spotted in SWFL lately. I think I would freak out if I actually seen one, especially in a neighborhood.
According to NBC 2, there was a bear spotted in Naples wondering around a neighborhood over the weekend. The bear was seen near Central Avenue and Gulf Shore Boulevard on Friday. The 300 pound bear was seen going into residents backyards and pools. Unfortunately the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Naples Police were not able to trap the bear and it was last seen near 7th Street North and the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club golf course. So be cautious of your surroundings and if see the bear you can call NPD at (239) 213-3000 or FWC at (863) 648-3200.
You would think it would be easy to spot a 300 pound bear but I’m sure it will pop out when people least expect it. Just be careful and stay alert.