Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes in Florida Neighborhood

Jan 16, 2013 6:07pm
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A stock image of a grizzly cub. (Getty Images)

A pet grizzly cub  is on the lam after escaping from its Naples, Fla., home.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the 125-pound cub, which disappeared from its habitat Tuesday afternoon. 

Dexter Osborn, the owner of the cub, has two other bears and tours the country with an educational show, “A Grizzly Experience,” visiting festivals, fairs and sport shows, according to his website.

The bears live in a 2-acre spread on a Florida ranch, the website said.

Fish and Wildlife officers planned to work into the night searching for the bear and warned it could travel in search of food.

“Residents should remain calm, but pay attention to their surroundings,” said  Mitts Mravic, one of the Fish and Wildlife officials leading the search. “If you see the bear, please do not approach it. Get indoors if you can, and call the Fish and Wildlife Commission or local law enforcement.”




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