Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Young Black Bears Looking for Love

male black bears
ambling into Central Florida’s
urban areas.

Young bears
pushed out
by more dominant males
carving out territory
ahead of breeding season

Teenaged bears
moving out
of their wooded abodes,
wandering along
trying to find new homes.

Young lost men,
hormones raging,
thrown out by the big dogs.
Roving vagabonds,
in the metro area.

People should be cautious, but not terrified. If you spot a black bear, leave the animal alone and call wildlife officials. The bears will be tranquilized, tagged, and released into Ocala National Forest.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano