Bear Killed by Car Along Panhandle Road

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-10 06:23:51-04

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bear was struck and killed along a highway in Florida's Panhandle.

The Florida Highway patrol says the crash occurred Tuesday along State Road 189 near Fort Walton Beach.

Wildlife officials told The Northwest Florida Daily News ( the bear was a 195 pound female.

Spokesman Stan Kirkland says the numbers of bear-related calls in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties have "really skyrocketed."