Alligator Point is about 30 or 40 miles or so from here.
Every year there's a bear that travels along the coast from somewhere in that general vicinity all the way to Pensacola which is another 100 miles away. And then the bear comes back again.
Except the Park Rangers try to catch him and sometimes do.
The bear will swim across the local bay to get where he is going. It's probably 1/4 mile maybe longer. He's a bear, so he don't care.
During all these trips, there has never been an incident of the bear hurting anyone. One time, the Park Rangers were parked across the street from my home when I was coming home from work about 9:30 at night. They were looking for the bear. LOL
Meanwhile, we have shootings here weekly lately. Maybe the Park Rangers should go to work for the sheriff's office and catch some crooks, because the bear seems to do just fine all on his own. The bear never robs a convenience store, never does any drug deals, nothing. He just goes for a run and a swim.
Pray for me.