VIDEO: Florida deputy has bear encounter in Marion County

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 07:05:22-04

A Marion County deputy recorded video of a curious bear he encountered this weekend when he was responding to a call.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted a video the deputy took to their Facebook page that captured the encounter.

The deputy was near the Ocala National Forest in the Ocklawaha area when the bear began wandering onto the road.

The curious black bear eventually walked all the way to the driver's side of the car and sniffed around for a moment.

The deputy even opened his door for a closer look!

Eventually the bear and the deputy went their separate ways.