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Three-legged Florida Bear Named Tripod Steals White Claws From Family Fridge

Three-legged Bear Steals White Claws From a Florida family’s fridge
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A bear with only three legs boldly entered a Florida family’s porch and casually indulged in hard seltzers and fish treats.

The Incident in Lake Mary

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

In Lake Mary, Florida, on a Sunday afternoon, 13-year-old Joseph Diglio was engrossed in watching TV when he was alerted by the persistent barking of his dog, Bruno. Shortly thereafter, he glimpsed Tripod, the renowned three-legged bear among Florida locals, breaking into their porch.

Security Camera Alert

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

Around 5 p.m., Josaury Faneite-Diglio, Joseph’s mother, received a notification from the security camera. They observed Tripod strolling through her driveway, drawing nearer to the family’s swimming pool.

Tripod’s Entry

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

Tripod managed to gain entry into the house by ripping a sizable hole in the patio screen. He proceeded to help himself to three White Claws. Faneite-Diglio noted that his preferred flavors were mango and strawberry.

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Concerns Arise

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

“After witnessing him open the fridge, I became concerned that he might be capable of entering the houses,” Diglio shared with WESH. Diglio captured the entire incident on camera, revealing that this marked the second occasion when a bear had breached their patio screen.

Bruno’s Heroics

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

Ultimately, it was Bruno’s persistent barking that frightened the bear away. When reporters visited Diglio’s home, they only discovered the hole in the porch screen that the bear had created to gain entry.

Neighborhood Favorite

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

The family emphasized that Tripod is a beloved member of the neighborhood. “I wasn’t frightened because we’re quite familiar with the bear. He resides here, and we do our best to respect their natural habitat,” Faneite-Diglio informed WESH.

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Bears in Florida

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

Bears have become a common presence in Florida, with their occasional appearances and interactions with residents. These encounters showcase the delicate balance between human habitation and the natural wildlife habitat in the Sunshine State.

Coexistence and Conservation

3-Legged Bear Breaks Into Home and Drinks White Claws. Source: YouTube, Channel: Inside Edition

As these encounters continue, it remains crucial for both residents and authorities to prioritize safety and coexistence. Conservation efforts are essential to ensure that these magnificent creatures can thrive while minimizing potential risks to human communities. Florida’s unique blend of urban and wild environments serves as a reminder of the need for responsible stewardship of the state’s diverse ecosystem, where bears have found their place alongside humans.

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