Black bear spotted on the porch in Lutz

LUTZ, Fla. (WFLA) — A homeowner in Lutz discovered a furry guest roaming his home over the weekend.

Kirby Lavallee said he discovered a black bear was on his porch Saturday night after looking at camera footage of his home in front of Van Dyke and Lakeshore.

The local sighting came a few weeks after a young black bear was hit by a car and killed after being sighted in neighborhoods near downtown Orlando.

Anyone who feels threatened by a bear or would like to report a sick or injured animal is asked to call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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