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.
A black bear was sighted June 21 at the Martin County Sheriff.
Here is a blog post that Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch wrote. So the last bear sighting was 1926.
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:
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.
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.).