Black bear captured near 12-year-old's birthday party in Clermont, Florida
5:59 AM, Nov 25, 2013
1:09 PM, Nov 25, 2013
CLERMONT, Fla. - A black bear crashed a birthday party for a 12-year-old boy on Saturday in Central Florida, causing quite a stir.
"(The children) were excited seeing a bear but at the same time you don't want them try to scare the bear or make the bear come towards us," said mother Yvette Picasso. "With all the barbecue smoke, I said, 'Maybe he's hungry.'"
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers tracked the bear all afternoon and decided to capture him when he came too close to the party.
Officers used a tranquilizer dart to transport the 200-pound bear safely out of the area.