Bear Captured at Florida Airport

June 19, 2023

The Tampa International Airport saw a potential passenger it wasn’t expecting: a Florida black bear. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stepped in to keep the animal contained on Tuesday. Infrared cameras on a Tampa Police Department helicopter confirmed the bear slept inside that set perimeter. Officials tried and failed to tranquilize the bear twice Wednesday morning. Eventually it was lured into a trap and safely moved to a wildlife preserve.

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