In the wake of a bear attack on April 12 when a woman was mauled outside her garage, Florida officials are taking a sterner approach to black bears near human communities. There are only about 3,000 bears in the Sunshine State, but Florida is counting an increasing number of incidents between these animals and humans. According to ITN, animal welfare officers tranquilized this bear recently in Panama City after it climbed into a 30-foot tree. Unfortunately for the bear, it was heavier than the officers expected and fell straight through the tarp meant to catch it.
The bear was not injured, but he likely received a few bruises for his short suburban vacation.