A deputy got a close encounter with a bear after getting called out Sunday to check on the animal which was walking along the road.
“We realize that recently we posted a video of one of our deputies encountering a ‘bare’ person, but occasionally, they just encounter bears,” the Marion County Sheriff’s Office wrote with a post of the video on social media.
The video shows the curious bear walking toward the deputy and his cruiser near the Ocala National Forest. The deputy opens the door, but the bear decides to end the investigation there.
“We do prefer bear encounters by the way,” officials said.
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