Black bear roams Gainesville neighborhood

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Gainesville police said Thursday morning they're tracking a fully grown black bear in the Kirkwood neighborhood at Southwest 25th Place.

Police said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was en route to help get the bear back to its natural habitat.

Residents who may see the bear are asked not to approach it.

Police said bears are normally very skittish, and officers were attempting to corral it safely until FWC arrives.

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