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Heartbreaking video shows injured bear on Immokalee road

Posted at 9:49 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 17:43:43-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A video showing an injured bear being dragged off the road by other bears is going viral online.

The video was posted to Facebook on Monday night.

The woman recording the video is distraught as she sees several bears in the roadway in Immokalee. One juvenile bear appears to be seriously injured and cannot walk on its back leg.

That's when another bear grabs it by the tuft of the neck and drags the injured bear off the road and into the bushes.

WARNING: This video may be disturbing to watch and contains one expletive.

To view the video click here.

We are working to find out more about this bear, and will update as this story develops.

If you see an injured or sick bear, FWC urges you to call a regional office. If it's after business hours, contact the Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC. Mobile users can dial *FWC or #FWC.

Please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What is the exact location of the animal?
  • Is the bear alive or dead?
  • Is the bear blocking a roadway?
  • What is the approximate size of the bear?
  • Can you provide a contact number where you can be reached for further information?