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Conversations: Limits On Trash Start In Bear-Weary Seminole County


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Wildlife authorities check a dead bear during Florida's bear hunt. Photo by Amy Green


Starting Friday, Seminole County will require bear-weary residents west of Interstate 4 to secure their trash.

That part of the county is considered the epicenter of bears roaming into neighborhoods and coming into contact with people.

Kipp Frohlich is a bear expert at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He talked with 90.7’s Amy Green about the role trash plays in luring bears into people’s yards and what impact, if any, the recent bear hunt had on keeping bears away.


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Amy Green

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Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »

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