Terrifying moment Florida family take their dog for a walk before being chased back home by a bear
Terrifying moment in which a family walking their dog is chased home by a bear that attacks them in Florida
- The amazing moment took place on Tuesday in Apopka, Florida.
- The couple and their pet returned safely inside.
- The bear chase comes a month after another couple in the Apopka area experienced a similar encounter.
- Other bear sightings have been reported around Central Florida since the beginning of the year, leaving local residents wary
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says up to 6,000 bear-related calls are received per year.
- There have only been 15 reported incidents of people sustaining moderate to severe injuries in the area in more than 50 years.
Terrifying footage from a home camera shows the moment a couple and their dog were chased home by an angry black bear.
On Tuesday, in Apopka, Florida, the couple had just stepped out with their dog.
“We were letting the dog out to go to the bathroom and a bear charged us from the next door neighbor’s house,” said the woman who lives there with her husband.
“We got to the house safely, locked up and banged on the front door,” he told ViralHog.
No injuries have been reported, and the couple has not been identified.
The Apopka Police Department told DailyMail.com it was not aware of the incident and has not been contacted.
A couple living in Apopka, Florida, ran for their lives back home after colliding with a charging black bear Tuesday while outside with their dog.
The couple’s dog barked at the bear before the wild animal attacked the house. The couple went back inside after their pet did.
This comes a month after another couple in the Apopka area had a similar encounter.
David Bass, an electrical and electronics engineering consultant, shared security camera footage of a bear attacking him when he was outside with his wife in March.
They were leaving their house when the black bear rounded the corner and the couple ran back inside.
No injuries were reported.
Local resident David Bass and his wife rushed inside after spotting a black bear near their Apopka home in March.
Several other bear sightings have been reported in central Florida in recent weeks, leaving residents wary.
A couple in Sanford shared startling footage of two black bears trying to get into their home through the front door on Christmas morning last year.
Another man was bitten and scratched while fighting a bear at his Daytona Beach home in January.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it receives up to 6,000 bear-related calls annually. The agency added that there have only been 15 reported incidents of people sustaining moderate to severe injuries related to a bear encounter in more than 50 years.
It also advises people to remove or secure any food outside of homes, including pet paws, birdseed and trash, to avoid attracting bears.
There is also a way to avoid the conflict between dogs and bears: knock on the door and turn the lights on and off in the house. If a pet dog and a bear are fighting, making noise and using bear spray or a water hose, it will most likely cause the bear to run away.
Contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) if you feel threatened by a bear; observe a sick, injured, dead, or orphaned bear; or to report someone who is intentionally harming or feeding bears