|Residents rally to protect bears by opposing land sale|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Residents in Central Florida’s “bear country,” where a black bear with cubs mauled a woman earlier this month, are fighting a state plan to sell off 27 acres of conservation land on the edge of the Wekiwa Springs State Park, a few miles from the site of the attack.
“You’re just putting more and more pressure on the bears,” said Randall Turner, who organized “Speak Up Wekiva,” a group opposed to the proposed sale. “We’re moving into their area then we complain when they get into our garbage, damage our property and attack our pets.”
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