North Florida Bears

North Florida Bears
Game feeders are known to attract bears, too. These animals are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of items

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.

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Posted: November 30, 2015

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife

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