You gotta feel for the poor bear. He was found injured behind an Ormond Beach Wal-Mart yesterday. He might have been hit by a car a while ago and was just looking for a place to chill out and heal. It makes me sad that Florida critters are having fewer and fewer places to call home as forests are torn down to make room for more housing and stores.
There were abrasions on the animal’s left shoulder and his right rear leg was broken at the knee joint, Boliek said. The biologist knelt beside the bear as she tested his joints and examined his paws, some of which were frayed.
“When they’re hit, they usually grip the pavement as they brace for the attack,” Boliek said.
And here’s another bear story involving a wildlife biologist putting his own life on the line to help the animal.
A Florida wildlife biologist pulled off a daring rescue Saturday in the Panhandle: He saved a black bear from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico.
“Instead, the clearly confused bear looked at me as if he was either going to go by, through or over me,” the biologist said, “and at times he even looked as if he was just going to climb on top of me to keep from drowning.”