Bear spotted in North Naples, FWC gives holiday tips

A large, black bear was spotted roaming through a North Naples neighborhood over the holidays. (Photo courtesy NBC-2.com)

A large, black bear was spotted roaming through a North Naples neighborhood over the holidays. (Photo courtesy NBC-2.com)

— Turkey, stuffing and the classic green bean casserole – most people are probably stuffed from Thursday's Thanksgiving feast.

But what may be even more important than your meal is what you do with the leftovers and trash.

In the middle of the night, Riverstone community met its newest member. A large, black bear was spotted roaming through the North Naples neighborhood over the holidays.

Residents say they know all about the animal.

"It was havoc all down our street and going around the corner. Every garbage can someone put out the night before had been tipped over," said Riverstone resident Nancy Caliendo.

The gated community is located off Logan Boulevard, north of Immoklaee Road.

Read the full story by NBC-2.com.

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Anniecam writes:

We are encroaching on their habitat. Now we have to change our habits. Secure trash cans with bungee cords. Put them out on collection day, not before. Bring bird feeders in at night. Feed dogs indoors. Be aware and save a bear.

SoSueMe writes:

Totally agree with you Anniecam. We keep our cans in the garage and put them out the day of pickup and not the night before. I don't feed the birds at all, don't have any food source outside at all. We still see bears but they usually are trucking through the yard. A momma and her 2 cubs even!!

Bears are opportunistic feeders and are not s----- ... they know the pickup schedules of the garbage as well as we do.

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