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The Florida black bear

Ursus americanus floridianus


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The Black Bear found in southeast Georgia, which is a subspecies of the American Black Bear, is the Florida Black Bear.The Florida Black Bear is found in south Georgia primarily in areas close to the Okefenokee Swamp.They disapear in the winter months, hibernating or semi-hibernating.They Re emerge in april or may when The wild blackberries and huckleberries start blooming. They love blackberries,huckleberries,and palmetto berries.They also love honey and have the reputation of entering fenced in bee yards and ravaging the bee hives. They are not found in good favor with local beekeepers.

The Florida Black Bear can grow to around 400 pounds although the average adult weighs around 150 to 200 pounds.

Black bear Related Links:

American Black Bear

North American Black Bear

Bear Species Descriptions