Injured & # 39; three-legged & # 39; bear with the nickname & # 39; 8-ball & # 39; free in Florida – but animal care group urges people to stop reporting because they endanger life
- An injured bear was seen walking on three legs and rummaging through garbage in Florida
- The animal has the nickname & # 39; 8 Ball & # 39;
- The Flagane Humane Society, which provides shelter and care for animals, asks the locals to stop calling authorities about the bear
- The animal probably left its territory because of the mating season, which runs from June to August
An injured bear walking on three legs aroused concern after he was caught limping on camera and rummaging through garbage.
The animal – with the nickname & # 39; 8 Ball & # 39; – was spotted by residents in Quail West, Florida.
Residents have flooded officials with reports of the animal, worried that it is suffering and fearing for their safety if it goes through waste.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has said they will not get involved – and believe that the bear can end the injury.
But the Flagane Humane Society, which provides shelter and care for animals, asks the locals to stop calling authorities about the bear in case they endanger his life.
The bear has a clearly injured hind leg and was spotted by resident Mark Jones who was crawling through garbage
They wrote on Facebook: & # 39; Because of calls from people who say they are scared, the life of the bear is at risk of euthanasia if FWC and the sheriff department continue to receive so many calls of fear of civilian safety.
& # 39; Use security measures as with all wildlife and if the bear heals, he will leave the area & # 39;
Native Mark Jones told it Naples Daily News, & # 39; He was seriously injured. His foot may have been broken – he is now walking on three feet … he must be calm and taken away. & # 39;
The wounded black bear walking on three legs scares people and is endangered for euthanasia & # 39;
But bear biologist Mike Orlando said: & # 39; If it's healthy and moving, we want it to be in the wild … but from the photos we've taken, he looks like a nice big, healthy bear that just limping & # 39; .
He added News-Press: & # 39; We appreciate phone calls from people who are worried; we depend to a certain extent on the residents to help us keep an eye on this bear. Even if he's limping, it's OK. Of course, if he leaves or cannot move at all, we need people who call us to assess the situation. & # 39;
According to FWC, the bear probably left its territory because of the mating season that runs from June to August. There are currently no plans to kill the bear.
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