Black Bear Seeks It's Fifteen Minutes of Fame

POSTED: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 1:12am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

A black bear roaming through Fort Myers, Florida around made several appearances on live television Monday.

Workers at Caloosa Tent and Rental first spotted the bear behind their building as it tried to jump onto their dumpster.

Instead, it fell inside.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers estimate the bear is about 150 pounds.

They say the bear is just looking for food.

During her live report on NBC2 News at Noon, Stephanie Tsoflias noted the bear was just out of sight in the woods.

It then came out of the woods to make its first live television appearance.

The bear took off just after the live report ended and roughed up the dumpster.