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VIDEO: Black bear wanders near Interstate 75 in Collier County

Trooper and FDOT worker eventually guided bear to safety
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Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 10:58:32-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Drivers on Alligator Alley had to bear-ware on Friday morning during a very wild encounter.

A black bear cub crawled through a hole in a fence next to Interstate 75 in Collier County and got very close to the highway.

A Florida Department of Transportation camera was rolling as the bear paced back and forth, parallel to the interstate.

The Florida Highway Patrol took to Twitter to warn drivers not to stop and approach the animal.

Eventually, a trooper and FDOT worker cornered the bear on both sides, and safely directed it back through the hole in the fence and away from traffic.

WATCH VIDEO OF BEAR:

Bear gets close to cars on Alligator Alley

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