MOUNT DORA'S YOGI MAKES A HOUSE CALL
As a wonderful and quaint small town, Mount Dora attracts many friendly residents. Although stunningly beautiful, some furry residents are just too neighborly. This video was shot yesterday in the Lake Gertrude area where this black bear has seemingly called home for the last few months. The animal was likely attracted to the full garbage can across the street and continues to live in the area due to an abundant source of food. To discourage bears from perceiving neighborhoods as a bountiful buffet, residents are encouraged to leave their trash cans inside their garage until pick-up day, keep pet food inside and remove remove bird feeders from their yards. Once a bear's food source is eliminated, it will naturally move on to another area. If you do come across a bear, making loud noises with pots and pans or an air horn will typically drive them away.