Hunt/Fish – Massive 620-lb Black Bear Captured In FL

Published on May 29, 2013

For the second time this month, Florida wildlife experts have dealt with an abnormally huge critter.

In early May, the largest Burmese python ever recorded in the state was captured and stabbed to death by a South Florida man who encountered the 18-foot, 8-inch reptile on a remote road.

Late last week, a near-record black bear was trapped, tranquilized, and relocated to a more remote area.

The massive bruin, captured after it had been breaking into trash cans in the Ocala National Forest, weighed 620 pounds. It’s the largest bear ever captured in Florida and only four pounds shy of the largest recorded in the state: a 624-pound bear killed years ago in a vehicle collision in Naples.

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