Friday, December 16, 2011

Florida Bear Advice - Don't Run!

LaBelle has had several bear sightings in the last several weeks, one in the city and one in Laurel Oaks in Port LaBelle. What to do if you spot a bear? Here's some advice from the winner of the Florida Wildlife Commission's recent video contest.

Justin Burt, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee and his "Be Bear Aware" video was chosen as the Statewide winner of the FWC's Florida Black Bear Public Service Announcement Video Contest.

Florida high school students were asked to create a short PSA video to raise awareness and educate the public on black bear issues they think people need to know. FWC received 17 entries from 10 schools, with over 90 students participating in the competition. 

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(Video: FWC "Bear Aware" public service announcement)

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