Tampa, Florida 2021-11-30 10:17:04 –
Highlands County, Florida — A Sebring man has been charged after officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said they had shot and killed female black bears and turnips in October.
John Farango, 43, has been charged with the following charges:
- Illegal take bears during the holiday season-1 misdemeanor, 4 counts.
- Taking / trying to take a black bear with or without permission-2 misdemeanors, 4 counts.
- Take / try to take a bear with a bear cub or one or more bear cubs-2 misdemeanors, 4 counts.
- Take / try to take a bear in an illegal way-two misdemeanors, four counts.
“Our executives are working tirelessly to conserve Florida’s natural resources, and this terrible breach reminds us why our work is so important,” said Roger, FWC Law Enforcement.・ Colonel Young said. “It is unacceptable and unacceptable to intentionally shoot these two bears.”
FWC officials and biologists responded to a scene within the Sun’n Lake community on October 26 and found a dead bear. Authorities said biologists were able to successfully capture intact turnips that were taken out of the area and released into better habitats.
Another turnip was found in the area, but attempts to capture it were unsuccessful.
“We are very grateful to law enforcement officers and biologists for their hard work in this case,” said FWC Chairman Rodney Barrett. “The FWC generally provides a lot of resources and information on how to co-exist with bears in Florida, so this vicious act is unacceptable.”
As of 2017, there were more than 4,000 black bears in the state, according to the FWC website.The agency offers some Online resources for living with bears..
If you witness any wildlife-related misconduct, you can anonymously report it to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline (888-404-3922).
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