GULF BREEZE, Florida (WKRG) — A black bear has been spotted in a pine tree in Florida.
This is happening on Kauai Court in Gulf Breeze. Based on the photos sent to us by homeowner Tobbe Byrd, it appears to be a rather large bear.
There have been a lot of black bear sightings near homes in the panhandle lately, including at least two cases where black bears were shot to death.
Read more about those stories here: Local Woman Finds Bear Shot To Death in Her Backyard and Second Bear Shot, Killed in Santa Rosa County
It is a crime to kill a bear in the state of Florida.
News 5 is heading to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.