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Kojak meets Kodiak.


This happened a few miles from me.  I was impressed with the guys knowledge of bear.  He knew it wasn't a native black bear.

Alaskan bears found more than 3,600 miles away from home in Florida

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Two Kodiak bear cubs native to southern Alaska were found wandering on a rural Florida roadway, and the incident was captured on an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s body camera.

A local resident alerted authorities to the sighting on Dec. 5 and said it was a sight he had never seen before.

Their size and color were two indications that they weren’t dealing with a species native to Florida, but there remained many questions as to where the duo came from.

The pair appeared healthy and even tried to climb into a responding patrol car.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation confirmed the resident’s initial theory – the bears weren’t from Florida; they were actually Kodiak cubs from southern Alaska.

The bears were taken to a secure facility, and information regarding the occasion was kept tight-lipped to protect the sanctity of the investigation.

It wasn’t until the last day of January that the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office revealed the circumstances that led to the bears traveling more than 3,600 miles.


--- Quote ---Kodiak bears are the largest in the world and there are about 3,500 left. These bears live exclusively in the Kodiak Archipelago islands.
--- End quote ---

Over 10 ft tall, that is impressive.

Timber Rattler:
So where's big mama?

Stolen from their mother from 'way up north, for the illegal market.
Probably proved too much to handle, for whoever [illegally] had them...


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