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Florida woman, 81, charged with feeding bears

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Updated: 2/03 11:05 am
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) - An 81-year-old Sebring woman has been arrested after authorities say she continued to feed wildlife in violation of a probation order, then fought with a state agent and deputy sheriff as they took her into custody.

The News Sun reports that Mary H. Musselman was arrested Wednesday after the agent found trays with bird seed and corn in Musselman's yard.

Musselman was put on probation two weeks ago after being charged with two counts of feeding black bears. A Highlands County judge had ordered her not to put out any food to feed bears or other wildlife for a year.

In November of last year, FWC officials reported they euthanized a bear after it was fed by Musselman.

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Gunny48 - 2/3/2014 6:04 PM
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Trays with bird seed & corn??! Look out Audubon Society!! The Wild Idiots are going to arrest you!

Gunny48 - 2/3/2014 6:02 PM
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TSA wannabees !!! She should be able to put food out if she wants to.

Realchange - 2/3/2014 5:41 PM
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FWC is wrong in this case. IT is her property not the State of Florida's we are not serfs working the land for you. FWC can not ban someone from feeding bird or other wildlife and if they can what freedom do you have left? Keep it up Florida official's people are getting tired of your stunts. Might find yourselves out jobs and charged with crimes.
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