• Charles Griffin suffers non-life-threatening injuries outside motel
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On the eve of Florida’s first state-sponsored bear hunt in more than 20 years, wildlife officials were investigating after a bear attacked a man outside Eastpoint motel.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials said Charles Griffin was walking near the Sportsman’s Lodge Motel and Marina on Friday night when he encountered a bear. He was later released from hospital, after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Wildlife officials were conducting trapping efforts.

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Source: Guardian Environment