Dog killed by bear at Central Florida neighborhood

A dog was killed after an encounter with a bear in Sanford.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) said that the encounter happened in the Astor Farms subdivision around Maryland Street and Nevada Avenue.

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Officials went door to door, reminding homeowners to keep their animals safe and on a leash at all times, as well as securing their trash. 

Officials said that they will not be setting up traps.

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