He's been spotted several times, and made another appearance on Monday, but Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say, he's scared of humans.
A Florida black bear was seen between the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and Hawthorne trail.
Officials say the bear is wandering around and getting into garbage--- and are asking residents to help.
"If they can bring in their attractants, pet food, garbage, he'll be on his way," said Karen Parker, Florida Fish & Wildlife spokesperson.
Parker says bears will hang out if there is free food available. So far, there have been no bear related injuries reported.
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