Florida police officer opens patrol car door to greet wandering black bear


If a big bear wandered in front of your parked car, most people wouldn't open their car door to get a better look.

That's what an officer in Florida did and he videotaped the whole encounter.

The bear appears to be out for a stroll as he wanders onto the road in front of the patrol car. The officer calls him "buddy," and the bear comes closer.

Then the big surprise -- the officer actually opens his car door to presumably get a closer look as the bear stands just a few feet away.

For a second it looks like the bear wants to crawl in. They look at each other for a while and then the bear went on his merry way.

It turns out Florida black bears are not nearly as aggressive as grizzly bears.

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