Black Bear In A Tree In Tampa
It's not every day that you see a bear in a tree in West Tampa.
But today was one of those days for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
At about 8:30 the HCSO was asking local TV stations to pull their helicopters back from the site in the Egypt Lake area, because they were "scaring the bear."
A similar black bear was captured in a tree near Busch Gardens last July. FWC officials said that bear wandered down from near Weeki Wachee, likely in search of a mate. He was tranquilized and released in his natural habitat of Apalachicola National Forest.