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WATCH: Bear seen swimming ashore at popular beach in Florida

11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, June 12 2023 Jun 12, 2023 June 12, 2023 10:25 AM June 12, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

DESTIN, Fla. - Beachgoers at a popular vacation spot in Florida caught a bizarre sight over the weekend as a black bear went for a swim offshore.

Video posted on social media showed the animal wading in the water just off Henderson Beach in Destin. 

"I’ve seen a lot of things in the Gulf growing up here but never this," a witness wrote in a Facebook post. "He made it to shore safely and skedaddled."

Florida wildlife officials warn against feeding wild bears, saying that the animals become "food-conditioned," creating dangerous situations for the animals and visitors alike. 

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