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I have property in eastern Manatee County, not too far east from the Panther Ridge subdivison where a black bear was recently photographed. Four years ago, a good friend in eastern Manatee County, showed me photos of a large black bear that he had been watching for some time. He told me that he was trying to protect the bear and making sure no one disturbed it.
On my own land, I regularly see raccoons, o'possums, deer, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes. I recently spotted a black bear that may, or may not, be the same bear seen in Panther Ridge. Two years ago, a young Florida Panther ran across the road in front of my pick-up near the northern rear enterance to Myakka State Park. While eastern Manatee County has somewhat developed, wildlife still roams freely.
I am a long time NRA member, lifetime hunter, and avid comservationist who appreciates the diversity of wildlife. I have joined with other likeminded outdoorsmen for the conservation of our Florida wildlife. Ultimately, however, it is up to outdoorsmen, conservation organizations, and us individual land owners to protect habitate and husband the future of our fauna.7 months ago