Florida black bear rips off car bumper outside woman's home

Wildlife officials expected to investigate incident

Author: Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Dec 26 2013 12:57:27 PM EST
Bumper ripped off by bear
SALT SPRINGS, Fla. -

A woman claims a bear ripped the bumper off her car in Marion County as she and her teen daughter watched from their house.

The incident occurred outside a home in Salt Springs, near the Ocala National Forest.

A photo taken by the woman shows a silver Toyota Corolla with its bumper on the ground next to the vehicle.  She said a paw print could be seen on the bumper.

In an email, the woman told Local 6 that there was no food or attractants in the car

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was expected to investigate the incident.