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UF researchers offer tips on keeping black bears away

May 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine eating 38 Big Macs in one day. That’s what a black bear can consume – up to 20,000 calories a day. And, the animals are known to scavenge for food wherever they can find it, including garbage cans and bird feeders. Now, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bear, Black Bear, Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, News

Protecting Livestock from Predators

October 26, 2015

Predators are animals that kill and eat other animals, or prey. Predation is a natural process, and the only animals not considered predators are ones that strictly feed on plants. The first step in protecting livestock from predators is... ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Black Bear, Coyotes, Domestic Dogs, Farm Management, Florida Panther, Florida Predators, Guard Dogs, Livestock, Livestock Protection, Predators

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