Black Bear Sightings near Camp Creek Golf Course

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  1. Camp Creek Kid

    Camp Creek Kid Christini Zambini

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    Just a heads up. A black bear was sighted over the weekend crossing to the south side Hwy 98 from Watersound North. A very surprised motorist also saw the bear cross Watersound Parkway this morning at about 8:00 a.m.
     
  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Thanks CCK and good to see you!!!

    I would be very surprised to come across a black bear in our little town. But we know they live here! Three workshops have been given to the public just recently - Living in Bear Country - presented by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    workshops were held in PCB, Seaside and FWB.



    Also, the Defuniak Herald printed an excellent article last week about our bears, including the information covered in the workshops.

     
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    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    I attended the SWCC movie about Living with the Bears -

    bottom line- do not leave your garbage outside, and if you do, get bear-proof garbage bins. We keep ours in the garage until the morning of pickup. If you have food out, they will come. Males have a 60 mile home range, females about 15.

    Apparently raccoons are the "gateway animal"=- if they are getting in your garbage, bears are next!

    They also recommend that you don't put out birdfeed- bears love this stuff.
     
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    zip3 Beach Lover

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    There was a black bear spotted behind a house on Cullman Ave. in Seagrove by the Sea in Seagrove last week.
     
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    akram Beach Crab

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    you must took his photos and place here...but you forgot i think
     
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  7. seagrover

    seagrover Beach Fanatic

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    zip3, probably the same bear I hear about last week here in Grove by the Sea on N Andalusia. One was seen earlier in the next subdivision, Beach Wood several months back.
     

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