Black bear pays a visit to Florida Chili's parking lot

By Ben Hooper
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May 5 (UPI) -- A black bear in Florida was caught on camera foraging for food in an unusual but appropriate place: the parking lot of a Chili's restaurant.

A video recorded by Michelle Leanna from inside the restaurant Wednesday shows the bear wandering the parking lot of the Chili's in Jacksonville while shocked customers and employees watch out the window and discuss calling animal control.


Another witness snapped a photo that was posted to Twitter by his brother, user @robrien09.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said witnesses told investigators the bear ran off into the woods when it spotted someone exiting the restaurant.

The parking lot bear was the third spotted in Jacksonville during the past few days.

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