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Injured Black Bear found with puncture

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo flips over  a sedated bear to further protect it's wound as it sleeps behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo flips over a sedated bear to further protect it's wound as it sleeps behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Joe Bozzo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist, trims the hair away from a black bear's puncture wound, so that the area could be covered with plastic and taped so less air would escape through the bear's lungs. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo, center, and biologist Kathleen Smith, right, transport a sedated bear from behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates to a waiting vehicle on its way to the veterinarian on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo, left, biologist Kathleen Smith, right, and others transport a sedated bear from behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates to a waiting vehicle on its way to the veterinarian on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo, center, biologist Kathleen Smith, right, and others transport a sedated bear from behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates to a waiting vehicle on its way to the veterinarian on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo flips over  a sedated bear to further protect it's wound as it sleeps behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo monitors the breathing of a sedated bear as it sleeps behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Cpt. Jayson Horadam trims the plants to clear room to remove a sedated bear as it sleeps behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Joe Bozzo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist, trims the hair away from a black bear's puncture wound, so that the area could be covered with plastic and taped so less air would escape through the bear's lungs. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A bear lies nearly motionless breathing heavily in a shallow pond at a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear had a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Cpt. Jayson Horadam watches as a bear lies breathing heavily in a shallow pond at a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear had a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A bear lies breathing heavily in a shallow pond at a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear had a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples. Greg Kahn/Staff

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Joe Bozzo, biologist Kathleen Smith, and others transport a sedated bear from behind a resident's house off 4th Ave SE in Golden Gate Estates to a waiting vehicle on its way to the veterinarian on Sept. 27, 2010. The bear was found to have a puncture wound on its left side into its lungs and was transported to St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples.

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