Mike Orlando of the Floria Fish and Wildlife Commission demonstrates new bear-proof garbage containers, along with Laurie Macdonald of Defenders of Wildlife.
Helping Florida Residents Be Black Bear Aware
by Caitlin Leutwiler
One man’s trash is a Florida black bear’s treasure. And unless you take action to keep your garbage out of reach, you could play host to one of these furry foragers over and over again. Fortunately, Defenders is on the job. As part of our efforts to help Sunshine State residents live safely in bear country, we provide support for placing bear-proof dumpsters in locations around the state. Watch this video to learn more about our dumpster project in De Leon Springs State Park–and the instant results it saw–from Defenders’ Laurie Macdonald and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Mike Orlando.
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