Lake Mary man says bear broke into his porch again

Homeowner now considering extra protection

LAKE MARY, Fla. – For the second time in less than a week, a Lake Mary man says a big black bear broke into his porch.

Tramaine Gaines grabbed his camera and started recording Sunday night after he again spotted a black bear on the porch of his home on Redwood Grove Terrace.

Gaines says the bear first appeared the day after Christmas after he had left some used cooking grease outside on the porch. Gaines says he removed all the food, but the bear apparently came back to the same spot looking for another late night snack.

Florida Fish and Wildlife says bears can smell food from a mile away and will eat almost anything as they pack on extra calories before winter.

Gaines says he's now considering buying a better screen or possibly a fence to help protect his home from any more visits. 

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John Ambrogne is an executive producer for News 6 and has been with WKMG-TV since 2012. John graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and has covered breaking news and major events in Central Florida since 2002.