Walton County FL needs bearproof garbage cans

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Yes, even in the Florida panhandle, bears enjoy getting into garbage to find easy food.  This article relates the story of a bear finding his dinner in a trash container, and the reaction of a regional specialist for bear management with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  As she states, it is better to be proactive, and prevent bears from easy access to human garbage.  This is good advice for communities in other areas where bears are active, as well.