Escaped bear cub seen in Naples area
Escaped bear cub seen in Naples area; wildlife officials ask for help finding bear
An escaped bear cub has been seen roaming a wooded area in the Naples area.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are helping a local captive wildlife owner find the 125-pound cub after it escaped from a facility Tuesday afternoon in Golden Gate Estates. Wildlife officials are also asking residents to report any sightings.
Wildlife supervisor Capt. Mitts Mravic says residents shouldn't approach the bear if they see it. Any information "on a direction of travel for the bear will be helpful to law enforcement."
The cub is likely in a wooded area on the owner's property or a neighboring property. But wildlife officials say it could potentially travel in search of food.
The commission is also looking into the cause of the escape.
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