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.