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maverick posted 03-20-2001 06:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for maverick   Send Email to maverick  
The Florida State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising boaters, hikers, hunters, fishermen and golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while in the Lee County, Fort Myers, Tampa-St. Pete, and Jacksonville areas.

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices, such as little bells on the their clotheing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly. They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.

Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them and smell like pepper spray.

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