Yes, We Have Bears in Florida. A Naples Woman was Reminded of this, When She Had a Bear Rip a Hole in the Screen of Her Lanai, to Visit and Swim in Her Swimming Pool
Karen Bockrath of Naples said the Florida black bear ripped a hole in her lanai screen about a month ago, and has since made multiple visits to swim in her pool.
Karen lives in Golden Gate Estates, she knew something was going on, when she woke up one morning to find a large hole in her pool screen.
She quickly discovered the screen was ripped open by a bear.
Karen says the bear has come into her pool and sat on the ledge multiple times. He normally splashes around in the water and minds his own business.
The broken screen is the first and only thing the bear has damaged at her Naples home.
In fact. Florida Fish and Wildlife has more information about bears and managing them, click here