Black bear spotted in St. Cloud neighborhoods

Multiple residents have reported seeing a black bear roaming around parts of St. Cloud this week.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, several sightings of a black bear have been reported on the east side of the city.

Police are reminding residents to secure trash bins and pets overnight.

Last month, a black bear was spotted in the area of Yale Street and Formosa Avenue in College Park. The bear was on the loose until it was struck and killed by a car, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.

The FFWCC says that black bears are most active in Florida throughout the late winter and spring.

If you see a black bear in your neighborhood, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-3922.

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