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Learn how to live with bears

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Begins: March 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Ends: March 9, 2019 3:00 pm

Natalae Almeter, a bear response contractor with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will present "Florida Black Bears and You" from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

She will discuss bear biology, explain what to do if you encounter a bear, and offer tips on reducing human-bear conflicts.

Volusia County is part of the largest bear population in Florida because of its proximity to the Ocala National Forest. Securing attractants, such as garbage, is the best way to keep bears wild and prevent them from lingering near homes.

Registration is not required for the free program. For more information, call the reference desk at 386-257-6036, option 4.

The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.