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
  • Caught on cam: Teen returns wallet with $1,500 inside
  • TMZ: Jake LaMotta dead, real-life 'Raging Bull' boxer 'fought til the end'
  • New fashion trend double-waisted jeans cost $695
  • Naval hospital employees removed following disturbing photos of newborns
  • Dan Helmer's ‘Top Gun' parody ad goes viral in Virginia Congressional race
  • Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever
  • Man gets body part stuck in a weight at the gym
  • Police chase bulldozer for nearly four miles, crushes police car
  • Miami news photographer rescues crow from storm surge