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Bear gets into lanai in Naples home to snooze

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NAPLES, FL (WFLA) -

A black bear got into a family's lanai and took a nap in Naples, WBBH reported Thursday.

A babysitter was watching two boys when a black bear tore through a screen door and settled down for some afternoon sleep at the MacDonough family home.

The babysitter called the boys' mother Alice MacDonough and she rushed home. Together they watched the bear yawn, turn but mostly sleep for about an hour, WBBH reported.

"This is the closest I've ever come to a bear let alone a seven or eight feet bear sitting on my back porch," MacDonough told WBBH.

After a nap, the bear got up and left.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission experts were concerned about this behavior, according to WBBH, because the bear was not afraid of humans. They plan on trapping it next time it shows up.

MacDonough didn't have pet food or garbage outside, FWC said the bear was just looking for dry land. 

FWC experts might have to put it down because it's alarming it spent so much time near humans, according to the WBBH story.

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