VIDEO: Pair of Men Illegally Shoot, Kill Florida Black Bear
By Julian Johnson, Fox 13 // December 5, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: A Levy county woman tells Fox13 she refused to let a pair of men get away with the body of a black bear, after she claims they illegally shot and killed the animal.
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 13) – A Levy county woman tells Fox13 she refused to let a pair of men get away with the body of a black bear, after she claims they illegally shot and killed the animal.
“I heard the shot and I burst out of my house and the bear was right there on that curb,” said Jayne Avery.
Avery says she feared the worst last week when she heard the single gunshot outside the door at her apartment complex. When she came out, she says she saw a black bear shot dead and two men trying to take it away.
“They were steady trying to get him in the truck and I was screaming no,no, no,” said Avery.
Cellphone pictures show the bear, that Avery says was a common sight in her complex over the past year. She says he would only come around to take what food he could from a dumpster.
“I think the worst person he bothered was the maintenance man, because he had to clean up the garbage afterwards,” she said.
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