Big Bear Eludes Capture

That black bear that's been causing problems in the Lynn Haven and Hiland Park areas is still on the loose.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to relocate the bear away from civilization, that is, if they can catch him.

A Lynn Haven police officer captured the 350-pound bear on video tape last week. So far that's the only way he's been captured.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say they've been plotting his course over the past three weeks, and they've set a number of traps, but so far the big bear has avoided them all.

Until they do catch him, they're warning people to avoid the traps and the bear, and report any sightings to the Wildlife Commission at 265-3677.