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.
Drivers BEAR-WARE! Troopers are responding to a 🐻walking along the grass shoulder of I75 (🐊 Alley) @ mm 74 in Collier Co. Please do not stop or approach the bear & drive cautiously! pic.twitter.com/2xKgaQqwMf— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) October 30, 2020
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: