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Black bear spotted  off Willoughby Blvd in Stuart

Black bear spotted  off Willoughby Blvd in Stuart

Black bear spotted  off Willoughby Blvd in Stuart

Stuart, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- Local resident Kimberly Kinser spotted this black bear strolling along Willoughby on July 13.

Here is a link to the video

A black bear was sighted  June 21 at the  Martin County Sheriff.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office had an unexpected guest show up at our office tonight.
The bear made its way through the parking area and camped out for a bit in a tree near our investigations division. FWC was notified and took command of the situation. After a short time, the bear calmly went about its way.
There was also a  black bear sighting in Palm City.
I never really thought we would see a black bear here in Martin County.

Here is a  blog post that Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch wrote. So the last bear sighting was 1926.

My Dream of the Last Black Bear on Hutchinson Island and the “One Sided War,” SLR/IRL

There has been an increase in bear sightings in our area recently. FWC is urging everyone to take a moment and learn a little bit about what to do if you see a bear. One of the biggest things you can do to prevent a bear visit is to secure your trash cans. Visit https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/bear/living/ to learn more.

I happened to know a lot about Black Bears.  I was literally sitting at the table when esteemed documentary filmmaker and forensic psychologist pitched the idea of making a doc about a bear  that insisted on  going to Provincetown.  My son Adam was also the  film’s editor.  The  Film won awards and kudos around the world. Here’s some info:

Rewilding America: Lessons Learned from the Cape Cod Bear

In May 2012, a black bear altered the course of Massachusetts wildlife history, completing a journey from the mainland to the tip of Cape Cod. The first bear sighting in centuries captured the imagination, attention and hearts of everyone from locals to tourists, law enforcement to TV crews and Tweeters all hoping to catch a glimpse or even capture the elusive bear himself. The film chronicles this bear’s travels while digging into the dilemma of human coexistence with an increasingly emboldened wildlife population across North America. Blending humor and hard hitting facts, the doc includes a range of perspectives from a wildlife biologist, zoo curator, veterinarian, cub rescuer, park rangers, hunter, Cape Cod nature writer and a Provincetown entrepreneur.

The film examines conservation with a focus on the conditions that lead individuals to participate in environmentally sustainable behaviors, thus assuring the continuity and health of wildlife and our shared landscapes.

Here is a link to watch the trailer and the film.

Rewilding America: Lessons Learned from the Cape Cod Bear

You can watch it  or buy  it. I’ve seen it multiple times and I’m going to  buy it today. It’s very well done, very informative but also warm and funny (much like the filmmaker and the editor.).

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