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Bear lured in with waffles


FORT MYERS, Fla.—A black bear taking a stroll through a busy, urban section of one Florida city was lured to safety by a popular breakfast staple: waffles.

Florida wildlife officers said the yearling bear was spotted earlier this week near a Fort Myers apartment complex.

The Naples Daily News reported a resident saw the wildlife officers place waffles stuffed with something in a container and then put the container in the trap to lure the bear inside.

Unsurprisingly, the bear was trapped without incident soon after.

It will be released in a less-populated area.

State officers relocated 87 bears in 2017.

The agency euthanized 36 conflict bears—animals causing a problem around people-and relocated 50 nuisance ones in 2016.

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