By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director
What is not to love with a big furry animal with a pleasant and occasionally mischievous personality? Whether it is a desire for picnic baskets or honey pots, the bears of fiction exude an irresistible charm.
Reality is quite different. The black bears which inhabit North Florida and the surrounding region are Ursus americanus floridanus, a subspecies of the indigenous American Black Bear.