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What up Friday. After what I describe as hell on Earth, Theyre finally going to let me leave the hospital this morning. I still dont remember the first 2 days after surgery because the nerve block that was to numb my abdomen for 72hrs failed and I had to endure every last ounce of pain involved with having your abdomen split open, insides cut out and rerouted, and then stapled back together. Still super sore and can barely walk, but I had about enough of this. It’s gunna be awhile before I’m back in action. The pathology came back negative for any remaining cancer cells in the margins surrounding where they removed the tumor, nor were there any in the 22 lymph nodes they removed. My rectum is reconnected and have an iliostomy bag for 5 months along with 4 more months of chemo, But I wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. I’m super grateful and can’t wait for this chapter to be over and the next one being a dad to a baby boy to begin! I’ve been super humbled, but If I can figure out how to manage this iliostomy bag, ducks WILL die this season in S Florida! 🦆💥💥💥 #duckhunting #duckhunt #duckseason #waterfowlhunting #huntflorida #myfwc #floridasportsmanmagazine #wildfowlmagazine #ducksunlimited #deltawaterfowl #getducks #floridaquackers #soflooutdoors #soflhuntfish #castandblastfl #soflowaterfowlers #whatgetsyououtdoors #eatwhatyoukill #ifitfliesitdies #cancercantstopme #loveeveryday #bethankful #behumble
We hope you will join us this Saturday evening as we gather for prayer. Everyone is welcome! #myFWC #praytogether #seekHim #comeandsee #goandtell
Had to run the disc golf trails while my normal trails are closed to get ready for the haunted hayride this weekend. Not to bad for a pace since its been so long! #girlshikefl #hikeflorida #myfwc #wildlife #americanalligator #hiking #trail #trailrunning #adventure #outdoors #floridaliving #performixdriven #keto #ketogenicdiet #ketogirl #fitmom #getoutside #fitfam #livesore #bodyspace #vibram #morningrun #outdoorgirl
Hurricane Michael – 1 week later. ❤️ We continue to respond to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael and work with partners to provide aid and public safety support. Check out our Instagram Story for more information. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Disaster #Help #Welfare #Safety #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
#myfwc #earnednevergiven #bestjobever Friday is the graduation ceremony. This #newjourney is about #changingmylife #beingstrong for my wife, #mycommunity #environmentalprotection #floridalife to my new family #thinblueline #thingreenline I am honored to be there for you #mywhy There are too many people to thank but you know who you are!
We hope to see you tonight for FAMILY NIGHT at FWC! We have a little something for everyone in the family! Connect Groups, a variety of Bible Study Classes, Youth Church and Kids Club. Invite some friends and join us tonight at FWC! #myfwc #familynight #community #fellowship #comeandsee #goandtell
So so proud of my man❤️❤️❤️ Here’s some pictures while he’s been working in Panama/ Mexico City beach, for hurricane recovery #hurricanemichael #myfwc
In just TWO WEEKS we will be hosting Trunk or Treat for the kiddos and we hope you and your friends will be there for the fun!! Come on out for some yummy treats, free food and check out all of the creative trunks! #myfwc #fun #creativity #collaboration #community #comeandsee #goandtell
Setting aside pride while being humble and teachable will reap great rewards in your life. #myfwc #lifegivingcorrection #guidance #humility #wisdom #comeandsee #goandtell
Helping with hurricane recovery 👏🏼 Many who have seen the work our officers are doing to restore communities most heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael have asked us about how they can volunteer their time and resources to the cause. Our state is fortunate to have many residents that are willing to help in times of need. If you would like to help with hurricane recovery efforts, visit Volunteer Florida's website or call 1-800-FL-HELP-1 (1-800-354-3571) to be linked to coordinated efforts. NOTE: Volunteers are critical to disaster relief work for weeks, months and even years after a disaster event occurs. You may not be contacted in the initial response phase, but your contact information may be a key resource in the months to come. FWC photo by Andy Wraithmell #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Disaster #Volunteer #Help #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
The Glorified Buzzards have come back to central Florida for the winter#myfwc #wildlife #birdphotography #wildbirds #baldeagle #floridabirds
Hurricane recovery efforts ongoing. Supporting the communities impacted by Hurricane Michael is one of our biggest priorities right now. The destruction caused by the storm has left many individuals and families in the Panhandle with very limited resources. Our officers are in these impacted areas conducting welfare checks, performing search and rescue, surveying the extensive damage and executing public safety operations. Please continue to follow FLGovScott, MyFWC, and FLSERT on Twitter for more updates. FWC video #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Video #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers (FWC) visited Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach to perform search and rescue, welfare checks, reconnaissance, and public safety missions for those most impacted by Hurricane Michael. (Photo courtesy of @myfwc ). . . . . . #hurricanemichael #mexicobeach #mexicobeachfl #portstjoe #fwc #myfwc #hurricane #hurricanerelief
Recovery continues💙 Our officers are working tirelessly to perform search and rescue, welfare checks, reconnaissance and public safety missions for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Please continue to follow @FLGovScott , @MyFWC , and @FLSERT for more updates on Twitter. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer #Repost @myfwc with @get_repost
@myfwc ・・・ Recovery continues💙 Our officers are working tirelessly to perform search and rescue, welfare checks, reconnaissance and public safety missions for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. If you are in need of food, water or basic supplies, visit a Point of Distribution near you. Swipe up on our Instagram Story for a list of locations. Please continue to follow @FLGovScott , @MyFWC , and @FLSERT for more updates on Twitter. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
This is going to be a fun event for families....and it's all free! Invite your friends and neighbors and make plans to be there. And if you'd like to host a trunk, let us know. We would love to have you join us! #myfwc #fun #creativity #collaboration #community #comeandsee #goandtell
Sunday Stand View - Public Land in North Central Florida - listen close after the first crow for the hog squealing. He is a beast and was 20 yards from me as I was walking to my tree pre-daylight. I’ve never climbed a pine so fast in my life. Damn thing was barking and popping his jaw at me. Last day of archery for this WMA...I’ll be back with a smoke pole in two weeks! . . #woodsoffice #mathewsmq1 #mq1 #mathewsarchery @mathewsinc #deerhunting #floridadeer #florida #publicland #goethewma #myfwc #bowhunting #archeryonly #fallweather #publiclandhunter #truewildflorida #lowerfloridabucks #whiskerbuscuit #eastonarchery #wildhogs #bigboar #summittreestands
Recovery continues💙 Our officers are working tirelessly to perform search and rescue, welfare checks, reconnaissance and public safety missions for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. If you are in need of food, water or basic supplies, visit a Point of Distribution near you. Swipe up on our Instagram Story for a list of locations. Please continue to follow @FLGovScott , @MyFWC , and @FLSERT for more updates on Twitter. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer #downbutnotforlong #community #floridastrong #panhandlestrong #30atribe #donate #volunteer #thankful #repost @fwcresearch
Recovery continues💙 Our officers are working tirelessly to perform search and rescue, welfare checks, reconnaissance and public safety missions for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. If you are in need of food, water or basic supplies, visit a Point of Distribution near you. Swipe up on our Instagram Story for a list of locations. Please continue to follow @FLGovScott , @MyFWC , and @FLSERT for more updates on Twitter. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
Every other Monday night come on out for Men's Discussion or Women's Bible Study! We value the Word and community, join the discussion and dig into the Word with others! We hope to see you tomorrow :) #myfwc #study #guidance #biblicaldiscussion #community #comeandsee #goandtell
Can there be a better office view? Happy Friday... . Hopefully the Big 6pt I saw last Saturday shows up within range this time. The MQ1 from Mathews may be a little long in the tooth, but so am I and she still drills them. . . #woodsoffice #mathewsmq1 #mq1 #mathewsarchery @mathewsinc #deerhunting #floridadeer #florida #publicland #goethewma #myfwc #bowhunting #archeryonly #fallweather #publiclandhunter #trueflorida #lowerfloridabucks #whiskerbuscuit #eastonarchery @trugloinc
Welfare checks 🏠 Our officers have been in the Panhandle performing welfare checks on those impacted by Hurricane Michael. They go house to house making sure everyone is okay. Please continue to follow FLGovScott, MyFWC, and FLSERT on Twitter for more updates. FWC photos by Officer Ashley Tyer #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Welfare #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
FWC officers en route 🚔 Our officers are on the way to assist with Hurricane Michael impacts. If you are in an impacted area please to continue to stay off the roads and listen to your local authorities so that our first responders and utility crews can do their jobs. Follow FLGovScott, MyFWC, and FLSERT on Twitter for more updates. FWC video by Carol Lyn Parrish #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Storm #Safety #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficer
I’m so proud of my husband, Chris and my brother-in-law, Jesse!! @chris.litherland @theperezident_ So proud of you two!! While everyone else was evacuating, you two were getting ready to head on towards the deadly storm. #hurricane #hurricanemichael #hurricanemichael2018 #michael #chrisainee #ainee #chrisainee2018 #ainee2018 #USarmy #militarypolice #myfwc #leo #leowife #USNavyVeteran
Come on out this Saturday and join with us in serving others, learning wisdom on health and healing or corporate prayer. We've got something for everyone! #myfwc #serving #learning #prayer #community #comeandsee #goandtell
Who doesn't love a trip to the pumpkin patch? THR3E-D will be taking a trip to Hunter Farms this weekend for their monthly activity. If you have a high schooler in your world be sure to let them know and have them bring a friend to join in on the fun! #myFWC #THR3Eyouth #youthtrip #community #comeandsee #goandtell
Hurricane Michael landfall 🌪⛈🚔 If there are storm impacts in your area, do not get on the road. Please shelter in place. We have 150 officers ready to respond with a variety of specialized equipment including ATVs, shallow draft boats and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Rapid response efforts continue, with tons of food, water and other critical supplies loaded on trucks ready to move in thanks to Governor Scott’s leadership. Follow FLGovScott, MyFWC, and FLSERT on Twitter for more updates. FWC photos #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Officers #LawEnforcement #Landfall #Storm #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #FWCOfficers
Join us next week, Oct. 18th-20th for our monthly Bible College class: Success With People, taught by Ken Gaub. Drop us a line to let us know you'll be there and we will save you a spot and make sure you have the needed course materials. This month is specially priced at only $50 for the textbook, syllabus and 10 hours of teaching and discussion! That's more than 50% SAVINGS! #myfwc #VBTC #biblecollege #learning #successwithpeople #comeandsee #goandtell
Ours prayers are with the residents of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the Game Wardens along with all the other first responders that will soon be conducting search and rescue missions. Stay safe!! #myfwc #fwc #gamewarden #firstresponder #conservationofficer #dnr #fishandwildlife #fishandgame #gameandfish #aloneandunafraid #gamewardengear #hurricane #florida #georgia #alabama
WEDNESDAYS ARE FAMILY NIGHT at FWC and YOU won't want to miss out on them!!! We are kicking off the 2nd session of Success Institute classes and continuing our Connect Groups, Youth Church and Kids Club for Family Night tomorrow evening. Invite some friends and join us at FWC! #myfwc #familynight #community #fellowship #comeandsee #goandtell
Very large Pygmy Rattlesnake. 🤩 The average adult only gets about 12 - 24 inches long.
Headed out with Capt. Kevin And Pedro of Selfish Charter fishing out of Worldwide Sportsman in Islamorada on the new Mako 334 powered by a pair of Mercury four hundred Racing that got us to the deep dropping and Mutton snapper spots quickly....We got color! Americateve Sundays 8:30 am Telemiami 10am daily Monday thru Sunday #islamorada @thefloridakeys #worldwidesportsman #mako334 #deepdropping #mutton #jigging #groupers #myfwc
Hurricane Michael 💨🌊With landfall looming closer, please take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your family. We have law enforcement officers as well as officers from partner agencies standing by for the first wave of response based on potential storm impacts. For up-to-date statewide hurricane information follow us on Twitter at MyFWC. State offices are closed in the areas that may be affected by the hurricane, so we will continue operations after the storm. Stay safe! Image from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center (10 a.m. Central advisory).#Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael #Safety #LawEnforcement #Response #Storm #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Panhandle
Most use my bow’s gotten all season Hahah! Found out this morning that our baby is a boy! Super pumped to pass on my love for the outdoors and have a new little hunting buddy to take with me! I needed that today, Monday my life changes. Rectal tumor is getting removed and iliostomy bag being put in. Never thought my life would lead me here, but having a little boy on the way gives me even more to live for and a bigger drive to adapt to what life throws at you and continue doing what you love with the people you love more. #itsaboy #huntingseason #waterfowlhunting #duckhunting #deerhunting #bowhunting #huntflorida #soflooutdoors #soflhuntfish #myfwc #soflowaterfowlers #getducks #floridaquackers #deltawaterfowl #ducksunlimited #whatgetsyououtdoors #buckcommander #passiton #huntingbuddy #bowtech #lifeisgood #rollwiththepunches #cancercantstopme #futurehunter
#FloridaFlashback - Florida: we have bears (and lots of other things you should respect and expect in your area). Check out MyFWC.com to find out more about Florida wildlife before moving to or visiting this fragile and beautiful state. :) #TheBazaarTraveler #florida #floridalife #bears #myfwc #wildlife #travelingtech #travel #life #swfl #naples #colliercounty (June 28, 2016) #TravelingTechs #TravelTuesday #MondayMemories
Help us combat invasive species! 🐍 Invasive species cause harm to native wildlife, pose a threat to human health and safety or may cause economic damage. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida. More than 150 of these are now established in the Sunshine State, meaning they are reproducing in the wild. We are taking action to protect wild Florida and prevent the introduction of additional nonnative species into our state and YOU can help. Check out our Facebook at MyFWC to learn more! FWC photos #Invasive #Nonnative #Wildlife #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #YellowAnaconda #Iguana #MonitorLizard #SugarGlider #Python
Prepare and Stay Informed🌧💨💨 As Michael travels through the Gulf, we urge you to take the necessary steps to prepare yourself, your family and your belongings. If you are a boat owner, prepare your vessel before the storm hits so it does not break free and cause damage to property or injure people. Although the storm is projected to make landfall as a hurricane in the Big Bend area, other parts of Florida are expected to experience storm impacts, such as heavy rain and storm surge. For up-to-date statewide hurricane information, visit the link in our bio, follow @MyFWC on Twitter and visit www.FlGov.com. #fwc #myfwc #hurricane #florida #hurricanemichael #safety #safetyfirst #prepare #hurricaneseason #hurricanepreparedness
Red-shouldered hawk enjoying the density and morning light of this Florida pine forest. With deforestation happening at such an alarming rate I cherish moments like this more than ever. Thank you for visiting! All of my photographic imagery is in support of the importance that conservation photography represents in our world's environmental awareness initiatives. - - - - #elite_raptors #yearofthebird #audubon #audubonsociety #nikonnofilter #conservation #natgeo #nationalwildlifefederation #shots_of_animals #birds #forests #wildlifephotography #floridawild #coastalliving #myfwc #bb_of_ig #naturelovers #florida #everglades #nature #nature_worldwide_birds #kings_birds #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #featured_wildlife #total_birds #marvelouz_animals
BUI offender and poacher arrested. Upon being alerted of reckless boating in the area, our officers went on the lookout for the dangerous boater. As our officers approached a vessel that matched the description they were given, the operator of the boat veered toward a dock and began taking lobster from a cooler and throwing it off the boat. A sobriety test revealed that the boater was under the influence. Further inspection of the boat led to the discovery of 61 spiny lobster, 56 of which were undersized. An out-of-season, undersized stone crab in whole condition was also found on the boat. The boater was cited for these violations and arrested for Boating Under the Influence. While you are enjoying our waters, remember to always put your safety and the safety of those around you first and respect our natural resources. If you suspect a fishing, hunting or other wildlife violation, report it to us via our Wildlife Alert Hotline by calling 888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or #FWC on a cellphone, or texting/emailing Tip@MyFWC.com. FWC photo #LawEnforcement #Officer #Case #Boating #Lobster #Wildlife #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Violation
With the Florida sun hanging low in the western sky, it acted like an amazing rim light on this great egret (Ardea alba) that was slowly trolling the shallows for some food. 🌅 🌾🌾 🦆 🎣 📸 #egret #greategret #summer #myfwc #tosohatchee #florida #centralflorida #bird #birds #birding #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #kings_birds #pocket_birds #bird_brilliance #bb_of_ig #nikon #nikonphotography #nikon_photography_ #nikonphotographer #nikontop #nikonartists #nikonwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #instawildlife #instanature #instabird
Alligators still active in autumn 🍁🐊🍂 It’s officially fall, but as warm weather persists in the Sunshine State, we want to remind you that alligators are still active and visible this time of year. While serious injuries caused by alligators are uncommon, we strongly recommend taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. For safety tips on coexisting with alligators check out our Facebook page at MyFWC! If you have concerns about an alligator, please call our Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). FWC photo by Andy Wraithmell #Alligator #AmericanAlligator #Fall #Autumn #Safety #Tips #Wildlife #MyFWC #FWC #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
Apple Snail Shell Apple Snails are an invasive species on Florida. However, their presence has actually helped one of our endangered species, the Snail Kite, and our Limpkins grow their numbers. This is one of the few cases where an invasive species actually helped the local wildlife. 🐌 . . . #Florida #floridalife #floridanative #snail #snailsofinstagram #wildlife #nature #hiking #outdoors #outdooradventures #photograph #photography #photo #photoart #art #artist #myfwc #natgeo #natgeowild #invasivespecies #patternsinnature
When your vacation consists of needing a bear whistle outdoors... #scarethatbear #bearwhistle #forgottencoast #conservationcommission #myfwc .com/bear #bears #capesanblas
Repost from @lions.sand Repost from @thedarksideofnature Repost from @myfwc Keep beaches dark for sea turtle nesting 🐢 Beachgoers play a key role in helping sea turtles nest and hatch successfully. Keep beaches dark at night by not using flashlights or bright cellphones, and turning out or shielding lights on houses and buildings. Clear beach furniture and boats away at the end of the day. March 1 is the start of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season from Canaveral National Seashore to Hollywood/Hallandale on the east coast, nesting season begins on May 1 in all other coastal counties. There may be nests on the beach prior to these dates. Your actions can help protect turtles returning to our beaches! Photo courtesy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center #SeaTurtle #Turtle #Beach #Nesting #Hatch #Ocean #Water #Wildlife #Conservation #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
Big or small we kill em all. Catch and release more like fillet and grease. Fuck it yall get the point. This is a picture of me @jupiter_snooker and @ws_sn00ker putting the hurting on them #snook #fuckit #myfwc @fwc
A total of 28,260 lionfish were removed from our waters as part of this year’s Lionfish Challenge! 🦁Visit @myfwc to learn more‼️ . . 📷 @myfwc
American Alligator This cutie positioned himself in the flow of a drainage pipe to allow his fish dinner to come to him. 💕🐊 . . . #florida #floridalife #floridanative #alligator #americanalligator #nature #wildlife #hiking #outdoors #outdooradventures #swamp #marsh #photography #photographer #photo #photoart #art #artist #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #myfwc #natgeo #natgeowild
#Repost @myfwc ・・・ Stash your trash! 🐻🗑We received a call about a bear cub with a plastic cheeseball jar stuck on its head, and our experts were able to go to the scene. The adult bear was caught almost immediately, but it took a few hours to capture the cub and its sibling. Once all were successfully captured, our biologist slid a catch pole (a tool similar to what an animal control officer would use to catch a dog) into the trap to hold the plastic jar in place. The cub was then able to pull its head free! The plastic jar could have been fatal for the cub, but thanks to our team, it was able to be released into our robust black bear population! Bears are particularly active this time of year as they consume up to 20,000 calories a day in preparation for the winter. Please help bears avoid dangerous situations like this by securing your trash and make sure to rinse out recyclables. This will also help keep you and your neighbors safe. Check out our Facebook page at MyFWC for the video! If you see a sick, injured or dead black bear, call our 24/7 @WildlifeAlert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). FWC photo #Bear #BlackBear #Cub #Trash #Wildlife #Conservation #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Picoftheday #Photooftheday #wildlifewednesday #floridawildlife #litterbugsSuck
Allow His word to guide you and protect you today. #myfwc #shield #guidance #protection #relyonHim #comeandsee #goandtell
2018 Lionfish Challenge WINNERS 🎉 A total of 28,260 lionfish were removed from our waters as part of this year’s Lionfish Challenge! Among all who participated in the program, John McCain of Gilchrist County (left) and Ron Surrency of Duval County (right) reigned supreme as our Lionfish King and Commercial Champion, respectively. Congrats to our winners and to all who contributed to this important removal effort. The 2018 Lionfish Summit is taking place this week in Cocoa Beach where experts are meeting to discuss the impact of the invasive lionfish and the future of research and control efforts. Tune in to our Reef Rangers Facebook page this week to watch Facebook live events! FWC photos #Lionfish #FWCLionfish #Remval #Invasive #Fish #Wildlife #Water #Florida #MyFWC #FWC #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
FWC saves bear cub who got his head stuck in cheeseball jar. #bearcub #bears #wildlife #Florida #Repost @myfwc • • • • • Stash your trash! 🐻🗑We received a call about a bear cub with a plastic cheeseball jar stuck on its head, and our experts were able to go to the scene. The adult bear was caught almost immediately, but it took a few hours to capture the cub and its sibling. Once all were successfully captured, our biologist slid a catch pole (a tool similar to what an animal control officer would use to catch a dog) into the trap to hold the plastic jar in place. The cub was then able to pull its head free! The plastic jar could have been fatal for the cub, but thanks to our team, it was able to be released into our robust black bear population! Bears are particularly active this time of year as they consume up to 20,000 calories a day in preparation for the winter. Please help bears avoid dangerous situations like this by securing your trash and make sure to rinse out recyclables. This will also help keep you and your neighbors safe. Check out our Facebook page at MyFWC for the video! If you see a sick, injured or dead black bear, call our 24/7 @WildlifeAlert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). FWC photo #Bear #BlackBear #Cub #Trash #Wildlife #Conservation #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
BIG UPS to @myfwc for saving this bear cub!!!! TRASH DOES NOT BELONG IN NATURE!!!!! #Repost @myfwc ・・・ Stash your trash! 🐻🗑We received a call about a bear cub with a plastic cheeseball jar stuck on its head, and our experts were able to go to the scene. The adult bear was caught almost immediately, but it took a few hours to capture the cub and its sibling. Once all were successfully captured, our biologist slid a catch pole (a tool similar to what an animal control officer would use to catch a dog) into the trap to hold the plastic jar in place. The cub was then able to pull its head free! The plastic jar could have been fatal for the cub, but thanks to our team, it was able to be released into our robust black bear population! Bears are particularly active this time of year as they consume up to 20,000 calories a day in preparation for the winter. Please help bears avoid dangerous situations like this by securing your trash and make sure to rinse out recyclables. This will also help keep you and your neighbors safe. Check out our Facebook page at MyFWC for the video! If you see a sick, injured or dead black bear, call our 24/7 @WildlifeAlert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). FWC photo #Bear #BlackBear #Cub #Trash #Wildlife #Conservation #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
Stash your trash! 🐻🗑We received a call about a bear cub with a plastic cheeseball jar stuck on its head, and our experts were able to go to the scene. The adult bear was caught almost immediately, but it took a few hours to capture the cub and its sibling. Once all were successfully captured, our biologist slid a catch pole (a tool similar to what an animal control officer would use to catch a dog) into the trap to hold the plastic jar in place. The cub was then able to pull its head free! The plastic jar could have been fatal for the cub, but thanks to our team, it was able to be released into our robust black bear population! Bears are particularly active this time of year as they consume up to 20,000 calories a day in preparation for the winter. Please help bears avoid dangerous situations like this by securing your trash and make sure to rinse out recyclables. This will also help keep you and your neighbors safe. Check out our Facebook page at MyFWC for the video! If you see a sick, injured or dead black bear, call our 24/7 @WildlifeAlert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). FWC photo #Bear #BlackBear #Cub #Trash #Wildlife #Conservation #MyFWC #FWC #Florida #Picoftheday #Photooftheday
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