Don’t feed the bears


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website has useful information on bears, including this notice:

“Feeding Bears is against the law. It’s bad for bears and bad for people. If convicted, you could be sentenced to 60 days in jail, a $500 fine or both. Intentionally placing food or garbage, allowing the placement of food or garbage, or offering food or garbage in such a manner that it attracts black bears, foxes, raccoons or sandhill cranes and thereby creates a public nuisance is prohibited.”