Black Bear Struck, Killed by Car in DeLand, Florida

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:55 AM EDT
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Must See: Woman Finds Huge Bear Asleep on Her Patio

Alice MacDonough was out to lunch when she received frantic text messages from her 7-year-old son, who was home with a babysitter at the time. A bear was found napping on a patio at the Naples, Florida home. The bear wandered around and then decided to lie down and rest.
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Officials said a vehicle struck and killed a 150-pound black bear in DeLand.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker said someone reported that the injured bear was in a parking lot late Sunday night.

One of the agency's biologists went to the scene, but the bear was already dead when she arrived. The bear was taken away and buried.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported it was the 14th black bear to be hit on Volusia County roadways this year.

Wildlife officials say 148 black bears have been hit and killed by vehicles in Florida this year. In 2012, 284 bears died along the state's roadways.

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