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Video shows Florida woman's close encounter with black bear

LONGWOOD, Fla. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to trap a bear that was spotted in a wooded area north of Orlando, CBS affiliate WKMG-TV reports.

Video released by the commission on Tuesday shows a black bear walking up to a woman sitting in her driveway in Longwood, with his snout up close to her iPhone.

The commission said it wants the video to serve as a warning about close encounters, saying it highlights a major concern with animals.

The commission said once the bear is trapped, officials will “assess and take the most appropriate action to ensure public safety.”

The video showed the second bear sighting in the area this week.

The FWC released this video today of a human having a close encounter with a large black bear in Seminole County. This bear, they report, has lost its fear of humans most likely because it's learned food is available in this area. Stay safe and be aware!

Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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