Jupiter Farms residents spot Black bear in backyard

A black bear was spotted in a woman’s Jupiter Farms backyard over the weekend. Residence surveillance caught the big bear climbing down a tree.

Belinda Eve Frausto’s posted the home surveillance video on her Facebook. The video showed the large bear climbing down a tree at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, then running off into the woods.

Frausto said she called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Officials informed her the bear was tagged, and they would follow it.

Officers with the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary stated it is uncommon to see black bears in Palm Seashore Bounty, however with extra folks transferring to the world, extra wildlife is getting displaced.

“It is a wild animal. It’s an excellent measurement wild animal. Hold yourselves secure. Notify the correct authorities. We don’t need anyone getting damage. We don’t need the animal getting damage. We don’t need to make the scenario worse by agitating it or making it too pleasant round folks by feeding it,” stated Amy Kight, the manager director of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To report a bear encounter, or for those who discover a sick, injured, or useless black bear, name FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-3922.