Black Bear Found in a Tree in Gulf Breeze

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.

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