I just received an email from the City of Sanibel. A juvenile black bear that had been sighted in conservation lands since July 2011 has now been seen in residential areas. The latest sighting was between Causeway Road and Dixie Beach Road. Residents are warned to keep food and garbage cans secured and stored inside.
It was also stated that pursuant to Florida law, it is illegal to approach or harass this animal.Edited: 31 May 2012, 20:13