Black bear seen snacking on front porch in Tampa Palms

- A black bear was spotted early Saturday morning, grabbing a snack in Tampa Palms.

April Wakefield captured the video of the bear, eating out of a bird feeder on her front porch, in the Wyndham neighborhood, behind Tampa Palms elementary school.

"I know it's fed multiple kinds of birds for years, and also a few raccoons. But now, a bear!" Wakefield told FOX 13 News.

People are advised not to feed bears, and if they see them, to give the animals their space and leave them alone. Bears typically shy away from any human contact.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Black bear seen snacking on front porch in Tampa Palms
  • Gator greets snorklers in Three Sisters Springs
  • Dashcam video captures officer dancing with elderly woman
  • $700 million Powerball jackpot ranks 2nd of all time
  • Arizona teen with terminal illness wants 100,000 birthday cards
  • Sioux Falls Humane Society re-enacts eclipse with cats
  • NOAA video shows 2017 solar eclipse shadow over the United States
  • Bonnie Tyler sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during eclipse
  • Eclipse 2017 picture: Do you see Buddha, a man, or something else?
  • NASA photographer catches space station passing eclipsed sun